Monday, January 05, 2009

WinterButter....


First good find of 2009. A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly. Yes, I know its in a pint glass, no I haven't drank the contents first, this butter was doing laps around our living room when I came in from work tonight. We have obviously woken it from its hibernation so it was caught in the glass and put back to bed, this time in the cool of our pantry...

I see I have won the Quicksilver Christmas Challenge Trophy. I'm pleased with that but next year it's ton-up or bust! Have I got to hand the trophy back next Christmas? ;)

But seriously folks, its great to see everyone doing garden lists, park lists, window lists or whatever, its not about winning or quantity, its just about getting stuck in and enjoying whatever you do. I'd recommend it to anyone. Everyone who took part seemed to get something enjoyable out of it and thats what its all about.

Cheers Andrew...

On the way home from work tonight a Barn Owl was on the fence opposite the Radar Base...

5 comments:

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

A well deserved win there Stewart. I may go for an Easter challenge, then leave it until Christmas again. Can't have too much of a good thing.

I agree 24 hour races are great way to notch up a ton or more but exhausting and what I want to encourage are the non birders to improve. We were all rubbish once, I still am with seabirds without my guide. Having a week, or maybe 4 days over Easter, is more relaxing and what birding is about for many... we'll see. Got to survive my first ever plane flight to Tenerife in 6 weeks... I'll be back with a report from there, blue chaffinches here I come

Stewart said...

Your first plane flight Andrew - you'll love it. Get some nice pics of Blue Chaffies a bird I've wanted to see since I was a bairn...

Warren Baker said...

A Tortoiseshell! I only saw two all summer, a real rareity down here last year.

oldcrow61 said...

How wonderful to see a butterfly this time of year. I can't wait until they start coming around here. Long wait yet though.

Congratulations on the win.

Stewart said...

Hello all,

OC- Butterflies are getting scarce here in summer let alone in January!