Reader spots beautiful butterfly in Ilkeston

Norman Blake's photograph of a speckled wood butterfly near Manner Floods.
Norman Blake's photograph of a speckled wood butterfly near Manner Floods.

This photograph of a beautiful butterfly was snapped by reader Norman Blake.

He spotted the speckled wood butterfly near Manner Floods recently.

Norman said that the bird of prey in the picture by Helen Bird in the ‘Tiser two weeks ago was a female sparrowhawk.

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