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Purple sun

Sneaking out before the worst heat of the day, an overdue visit to Knepp came up trumps with two Turtle Doves purring, a Purple Emperor flying at me and countless Purple Hairstreaks dancing in the oaks.

Purple Hairstreaks surveying their kingdom of oak leaves and ripening acorns
Small Skipper
Azure Damselfly
Great Crested Grebe feeding its humbug young