we were out by a river today and saw several peacocks, amazing
when u concider the cold we have had!
Several peacocks around here today with the odd red admiral and brimstone. I think it's the ivy flowers which attracts them (infested with the stuff!) I keep a patch of stinging nettles behind the shed for them, too.
I think this poor fellow must have only just survived the winter! Looks like a Peacock judjing by what is left of his once magnificent wings.
He was quite active though and still flying short distances!
A lovely peacock while on a teatime walk with my dog the rest of the time saw nothing but seeds and soil in a valiant attempt of cathching up with sowing.
Small Tortoiseshell, I think, Bob. You can see a bit of the blue border on its hindwing and the black and cream shapes on the leading edge of the forewing seem more typical. As you say, not a great example.