COMMA BUTTERFLY BY THE RIVER FROME, DORSET


I can’t remember when I last saw a Comma, but yesterday there was one fluttering around me as I fished on the Frome. I’d forgotten how comparatively large they are. I only had a tiny camera with me, one that doesn’t matter if it goes in the water. It’s for recording fish, should I ever  catch one and have a free hand available as I remove the (barbless) hook and release the fish as quickly as possible. In practice, never.

There were wonderful damselflies – blue, turquoise, reddish and green – but  it would have been a waste of time to photograph them. I also saw a white egret (quite common now in Dorset) and 4 kingfishers. Or more likely the same bird 4 times.

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5 thoughts on “COMMA BUTTERFLY BY THE RIVER FROME, DORSET

    • Hi Dina! Yes, I was surprised by the size – I thought they were smaller. I had to check online… I wish I’d had a proper camera with me, but that’s not a good idea when wading after trout… RH

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    • The butterfly took me by surprise – I wonder if they have become rare (or ‘threatened’)? Kingfishers are always a bonus on the river. One seen more than compensates for a lost fish. That’s why my catch rate is so low – always looking around! (Plus my competitive streak has mostly gone these days…). RH

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