Saturday, June 29, 2013


Its ok, the end is nigh...

On our last day we drove the roads in the foothills of Llierca between Tortella and Montagut, then up the valley to Sadernes. Could we go out with a bang?

The river at Montagut we excellent with a bonus Red rumped Swallow with some House Martins having a drink.

Western Demoiselle
Conehead Mantis eating a Small White
Violet Carpenter Bee, bigger than Hummingbird Hawkmoth.
As if those weird and wonderful insects weren't enough, up at the monastery at Sadernes, the fanale came into view - a Two-tailed Pasha gliding around the small trees in the gardens. What a stunner too...
I said my camera wasnt up to it...the butterfly never landed once...

Oh well a superb end to a superb trip.


Steve Gale said...

Marvellous stuff Stewart - plenty of superb butterflies on show, more than enough to whet the appetite.

Ragged Robin said...

Sorry for the late comment Stewart - struggling to catch up on people's blogs after being away for a week!

Really enjoyed reading about your holiday - the butterflies are just stunning :) and enjoyed the dragonflies too :)

Sounds like a great holiday :)