Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A NEW ADDITION.

We have a new addition to the family. She is an 8 week old Boxer X Collie called Gracie.
We lost Rosie, our 6 year-old white Boxer some time ago
and have really missed having a dog in the house. 










  With Finley, our 10 month old grandson.

Friday, 5 September 2014

CATCHING UP.

These were taken over the last couple of days, mostly by Sue. 
Give it a few more weeks and most of these will be finished. 
What a shame. 

CLOUDED YELLOW

COMMON BLUE

COMMON DARTER

EMERALD DAMSELFLY


GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY

Never seen anything like this before, three together.


LARGE WHITE


SMALL COPPER


MIGRANT HAWKER


SOUTHERN HAWKER


SOUTHERN HAWKER
This Hawker is half-way through eating a fly, you can still see its head.
The poor thing was still struggling.


Not sure about this Butterfly. I would like it to be a Brown Argus 
but I suspect it is a very brown Common Blue female.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

WINDMILL FARM.

On Friday we decided to go to the area around Goonhilly, what a disappointment. 
The 2 pools on the moor just past Goonhilly NR, which are normally swarming with 
Dragonflies had been dredged and drained.
Was it really necessary, surely it could have waited until the winter. 
We moved on to Windmill Farm and although the big pool was drying up we did see
 lots of wildlife. What a great place.

ADDER


COMMON DARTER


MIGRANT HAWKER


COMMON DARTER, old fem.

COMMON DARTER.

COMMON LIZARD
We were taking a shot of the female Common Darter when we noticed 
this Common Lizard sitting below and stalking it. It got away.


SEDGE WARBLER

GOLDFINCH

WHITETHROAT, fem.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

PIED WAGTAIL
These birds were taken earlier in the week, at Gothian Sands and Hell's Mouth.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

BRENEY COMMON

We had a great visit to Breney Common. The Black Darters and Purple Hairstreaks were
out and looking fresh but the Emperor Dragonflies were all looking a bit tatty.
Everything was either mating, laying or just emerged.

BLACK DARTER
BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER, IMM.
BLACK DARTER, FEMALE
BRIMSTONE
BRIMSTONE
BRIMSTONE
SILVER-WASHED FRITILLARY

SILVER-WASHED FRITILLARY

EMPEROR

EMPEROR, FEM


EMPEROR, FEM

PURPLE HAIRSTREAK


PURPLE HAIRSTREAK



PURPLE HAIRSTREAK


PURPLE HAIRSTREAK

SOUTHERN HAWKER, IMM


Sunday, 27 July 2014

LAST FROM SCOTLAND


These are the last shots from our Scotland trip, mostly Butterflies and Dragonflies.


MOUNTAIN HARE

BROWN HARE

COMMON BLUE

DARK GREEN FRITILLARY

GOLDEN-RINGED DRAGONFLY

RED SQUIRREL
The pictures below were all firsts for us. The first shot is not great 
but they are rare in the uk (only in Scotland), and as it shows 
the green sides to the face, we have included it.

NORTHERN DAMSELFLY

CHIMNEY SWEEPER MOTH

NORTHERN BROWN ARGUS

NORTHERN BROWN ARGUS

WHITE-FACED DARTER

WHITE-FACED DARTER