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Friday, 21 June 2013

Isle of Wight 21/6/13

A successful day on the Island with Mick, John and Jake G. Mick drove and we got the 8.30am ferry from Portsmouth. Once on the island, it was half hour to the superb female WILSON'S PHALAROPE (my 2nd in the UK). It showed well on and off in the hour we were at Yarmouth, sometimes pretty close as well. It was a stunner.

Next stop was Compton Bay where we saw a minimum of 6 Glanville Fritillaries on the sloping cliffs. A new species for me at long last, and my incentive for visiting today. Also we saw a Clouded Yellow and Painted Ladies being the only migrants.

A few disruptions on our return journey due to an engine blowing up on one of the ferries creating a long delay meant we arrived back on home turf at 8.30pm. A great day out and a good laugh at the same time.

 Wilson's Phalarope

 Glanville Fritillary
Wood Tiger Moth


  1. Yeah Wood Tiger mate...nice one

  2. Lovely Glanville photo, reckon best I've seen.

  3. Many thanks for your kind comments. A lucky day with the camera.