A trip to a small piece of isolated heathland where there's a small colony of these gorgeous little butterflies was well worth the visit. There seemed to be many more males than females but perhaps that's because the males are more visible. Like other species of blue butterfly, the caterpillars have an association with ants.
Tags: Silver-Studded Blue Male Heathland Surrey Summer Sigma 105mm f2.8 EX DG Macro OS
Two more shots from yesterday's Cuckoo encounter, there's more to come too. It was absolutely fascinating watching this bird for 3 hours or so. He would choose a vantage point call for a while then survey the grass and drop down and pick up any worms that he'd spotted, these were obviously on the surface as he never pulled them out of the ground.
Tags: Cuckoo Spring Thursley Common Sigma 150 - 500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Surrey