Saturday, 16 June 2018

European Road Trip Days 17 and 18 - The Austrian Alps, Tirol

Based in Prutz at the moment in the Tirol region of the Austrian Alps. Golden Eagle, Nutcrackers, Honey Buzzard, Crested Tits, Crossbills, Hawfinches and Crag Martins on the bird front but with most of the action being with the butterflies and botany. 

Here's a few pictures and provisional ids. Corrections as always welcome. 

View from the visitor's centre viewing platform 
 Large Yellow Foxglove
 Fragrant Orchid 
 Early Purple Orchid 
 Marsh Orchid sp
 Burnt-tip Orchid 
 Meadow Clary
 Bistort sp?
Globe Flower 
 Scarce Copper 
 Pearl Bordered Fritillary (above and below) 

 Mellicta sp maybe Nickerl's or Assman's Fritillary (above and below) 

 Close I can get with these is False Heath Fritillary (above and two below)  

Cranberry Blue- the orange spot with black framed silver blue attached spot is distinctive 
Dingy Skipper 
 Chimney Sweeper 
Transparent Burnet 
View down towards Prutz

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