Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Smardale Gill

Yesterday I walked with a friend up Smardale Gill near Kirkby Stephen. There were numerous butterflies and hover flies, a pair of Ravens on the ridge above the valley and a Spotted Flycatcher sitting on a nest on a cliff face.  We even has a fleeting glimpse of a Red Squirrel.  All in all a very enjoyable day.

Dark Green Fritillary

Sun Fly

Mating Common Blue

Brown Argus

Meadow Brown


Scotch Argus

Small Skipper

Small Tortoiseshell

Spotted Flycatcher
(The picture was taken from a considerable distance without disturbing the bird).