ALLIUM STUDIES, DORSET


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SMALL SKIPPER, DORSET


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SMALL COPPER BUTTERFLY, DORSET


I’ve been waiting for these tiny butterflies to appear, but this is the only one I have seen this year, and then for only a minute or two. Then Hurricane Bertha’s tail-end arrived  and the butterflies have all but disappeared except for the occasional large white fluttering round. The flowers this one was visiting are tiny; and the butterfly looks small, even on them.

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BARN OWL, DORSET: CLOSE-UP STUDIES


These close-up studies of a Barn Owl Tyto alba in Dorset show different aspects of its head, starting with the characteristic heart-shaped face. Despite their size, Barn Owls weigh only a few ounces and are completely silent in flight.Barn Owl Dorset 1Barn Owl Dorset 2 Barn Owl Dorset 3 Barn Owl Dorset 4 Barn Owl Dorset 5