I tried to capture some of the Whitethroats and other birds that are always around on this part of the South West Coastal Path, but it turned into the KitKat advert with the pandas! Because I had my camera ready there was not a single bird in sight!
So here are a few more of the path and vegetation instead, at least the butterfly put in an appearance on my way back home which cheered me up. One thing I have learnt is that the female does not have the orange tips, she looks more like a White at a glance. So I will have to take much more notice in future. A lot of Speckled Woods flying now and we will have Gatekeepers later on.
I found out more information and great images from UK Butterflies website They also include marvellous images of the eggs, larva, and pupa so you can identify them at all stages.
This last image is on a shady bank on a steep rough incline. You come around a corner from a warm flat area where the Speckled Woods fly about to this cooler shady spot full of flowers.