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  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    we were out by a river today and saw several peacocks, amazing

    when u concider the cold we have had!

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,022

    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.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,022

    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.

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     He was quite active though and still flying short distances!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • muddy maremuddy mare Posts: 106

    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.

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