Otter Spraints, fox battles and last of the Summer Butterflies

We managed to squeeze another lovely warm September day in at Yew View and, with the Autumn Equinox upon us, I know that warm sunny days with butterflies are definitely on the way out! We have had nowhere near as many butterflies on site as we have the last few summers. A few early Brimstones, quite a few Whites, but very limited numbers of  Red Admirals, Small Tortoiseshells and Peacocks. In the last few weeks, a few late Red Admirals have made an appearance and I did manage to photograph one, lone Small Copper. The Red Admiral was a stunner and, I must admit, I took more photographs of its underwing, as I think that this is just such a gorgeous medley of colours.