We've had some fine weather over the last couple of weeks, warm enough to bring out the butterflies. That said, they don't seem to be out in any great numbers, although there seem to be more white butterflies than their more colourful cousins.
I'm learning that, in order to get an identification, it's best if a butterfly shows both the top and undersides of his wings, something which this one did, and which suggests he's a small white.
This small heath was spotted at Sanna. He took some chasing before a picture was possible, but he sat with his wings closed and refused to open them - until he suddenly flew off. The local butterflies need some training.
This beautiful little butterfly was photographed sunning himself with his wings wide open - but I now wish that he'd closed them as it appears that, to identify a fritillary like this one with any certainty, it's essential to see the underside of the wing. The head of the chive flower is about 35mm across, which makes the butterfly about 45mm, so I'm guessing he's a pearl-bordered fritillary rather than the small pearl bordered fritillary.