A breezy day but not so bad that it was no good checking out Butterflies, stopped off at Cocklawburn for a brief wander and tea then on our way north, Burnmouth first.
The strip of coast between Lamberton and Burnmouth in this area is wild and exposed. Towering cliffs and rocky shore lines.
|Common Rock Rose|
I've been trying to get some decent photographs of Orange Tip this spring so when this one settled on Daisy flowers it was time to stalk and have a go.
Gorse bushes were in full flower, hardly an space without vivid yellow and the sweet coconut smell absolutely filled the air, especially when the sun shone.
We reached the site where Small Blues could be seen after about 30 minutes or so and spent our time sitting and wandering, looking for our quarry.
Wall and Small Heath were seen and eventually Small Blue.
Fabulous little butterflies, no bigger than a thumb nail, fast flying enough to be really difficult to follow once spotted. At least one individual settled for long enough to allow for some attempted photography.
|Common Dog Violet|
Well what a little trip that was, there is just simply nothing, nothing at all.... like a butterfly day.