Tuesday, 10 July 2018

RECENT DRAGONFLIES

HERE ARE A FEW DRAGONFLIES TAKEN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE

COMMON DARTER

EMPEROR

GOLDEN-RINGED

GOLDEN-RINGED
KEELED SKIMMER
KEELED SKIMMER
KEELED SKIMMER
SOUTHERN HAWKER

WE WENT FOR THE HEATH FRITILLARY A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WHICH
WAS REALLY A BIT LATE BUT WE DID SEE A FEW STRAGGLERS.

HEATH FRITILLARY



Friday, 29 June 2018

PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER AT GOTHIAN SANDS.

AFTER MUCH DEBATE WE THINK THIS IS A PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER
AND NOT AN AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.






Saturday, 23 June 2018

CORN BUNTING & GREEN HAIRSTREAK.

WE HAVE BEEN OUT AROUND THE COAST AGAIN IN THE LAST
FEW DAYS, ONCE TO THE NEWQUAY AREA AND YESTERDAY TO 
PORTHLEVEN AND ON TO GWITHIAN. 
SURPRISED AT HOW MANY PEREGRINES ARE AROUND. 
ALSO LOTS OF BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES.

GREEN HAIRSTREAK


COMMON BLUE
LARGE SKIPPER


SCARLET-TIGER MOTH

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY



CORN BUNTING

CORN BUNTING

LINNET


FULMAR

PEREGRINE FALCON

PEREGRINE FALCON

RAZORBILL

SAND MARTIN


Saturday, 16 June 2018

PEREGRINES AND DRAGONS

 WE WENT OUT TO THE COAST YESTERDAY AND STUMBLED ACROSS
  A FAMILY OF PEREGRINES. THERE WERE 3 VERY NOISY JUVENILES.
THEY DIDN'T SEEM BOTHERED BY US ALTHOUGH I CAN ASSURE YOU 
ALL THAT WE WERE NOT AS CLOSE AS IT LOOKS IN SOME SHOTS.












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ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, THIS IS THE FIRST 
SOUTHERN HAWKER OUT OF OUR POND THIS YEAR.




Thursday, 7 June 2018

MARSH FRITILLARY AT BRENEY COMMON.

YESTERDAY WE WENT UP TO BRENEY COMMON HOPING
 FOR MARSH FRITILLARY AND WERE NOT 
DISAPPOINTED, THEY WERE IN ABUNDANCE.
SUCH A PRETTY BUTTERFLY AND QUITE SCARCE 
SO TIMING IS EVERYTHING. OF COURSE YESTERDAY'S 
BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ALSO HELPED.











 ALSO A FEW SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARIES AROUND.




Wednesday, 23 May 2018

MARAZION AND GOTHIAN SANDS

I HAVE ONLY BEEN OUT A FEW TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS 
AND THERE IS NOTHING VERY DIFFERENT AROUND. 
IT IS STARTING TO BECOME QUIETER AND SOON IT WILL BE 
THE BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES, ALTHOUGH WE
 HAVEN'T GIVEN UP HOPE OF A CUCKOO FOR THIS YEAR.
THESE WERE TAKEN AT EITHER MARAZION BEACH OR GOTHIAN SANDS.


SANDERLING

SANDERLING

SEDGE WARBLER

STONECHAT

STONECHAT

WHEATEAR

WHIMBREL

WHIMBREL

WHITETHROAT

WREN