Wednesday, 18 September 2019

A QUICK CATCH UP.

A FEW SHOTS FROM LAST WEEK
TAKEN IN TRURO AND BISSOE.
LOTS OF CLOUDED YELLOW AT BISSOE
BUT FEWER HAWKERS AROUND NOW.

CHIFFCHAFF

CLOUDED YELLOW

CLOUDED YELLOW

NUTHATCH

SOUTHERN HAWKER

SOUTHERN HAWKER

Sunday, 15 September 2019

DAVIDSTOW AIRFIELD


BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

CURLEW SANDPIPER
CURLEW SANDPIPER
DUNLIN

WHEATEAR

RINGED PLOVER


Saturday, 7 September 2019

BOOBY PRIZE !!

I SPENT A DAY AT KYNANCE COVE TRYING FOR A 
SHOT OF THE BROWN BOOBY. IT SPENT MOST OF 
IT'S TIME SITTING ON A DISTANT ROCK BUT 
I DID MANAGE COUPLE OF VERY DISTANT
 FLIGHT SHOTS. THE CHOUGH AND RAVEN 
WERE HAPPY TO POSE THOUGH.
THE REST WERE TAKEN AT HAYLE
 ESTUARY AND GOTHIAN SANDS NR. 

BROWN BOOBY
BROWN BOOBY

CHOUGH

CHOUGH

CHOUGH
RAVEN
RAVEN
RAVEN
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
MEADOW PIPIT

DUNLIN
KNOT
KNOT
RINGED PLOVER

Friday, 30 August 2019

BRENEY COMMON AND CROFT PASCOE

WE FINALLY GOT BLACK DARTER AT BRENEY COMMON, 
IT TOOK THREE VISITS BUT WAS WELL WORTH IT.
MOST OF THE REST WERE TAKEN AT CROFT PASCOE 
PLANTATION WHICH IS USUALLY BRILLIANT FOR HAWKERS
BUT HAD A VERY POOR SHOWING WHEN WE WERE THERE.


BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER

COMMON DARTER
COMMON DARTER

ELEPHANT HAWK-MOTH CATERPILLAR

EMERALD DAMSELFLY

EMPEROR eating a Moth

EMPEROR
GRAYLING
GRAYLING
LIZARD sp.
SPOTTED FLYCATCHER
I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND ABOUT THE NEXT TWO.
ARE THEY COMMON OR MIGRANT?
THE COSTA APPEARS YELLOW, AS IN 
COMMON HAWKER BUT THE ABDOMEN DIPS 
AT THE END SO MAY BE MIGRANT HAWKER.
  








Thursday, 22 August 2019

CATCHING UP .

I HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT LOCALLY WITH THE 
SMALL CAMERA THIS WEEK, LOTS OF INSECTS 
AROUND AND OF COURSE BUTTERFLIES.
THIS BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE HAD JUST CAUGHT A MAYFLY.

BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE
BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE


BEES
BEES

BRIMSTONE
BRIMSTONE
COMMON BLUE

COMMON BLUE

LIZARD sp.
MOTH sp.
PAINTED LADY

PEACOCK
SILVER Y
SMALL COPPER
SMALL TORTOISESHELL
MIGRANT HAWKER, female
MIGRANT HAWKER, male
SOUTHERN HAWKER
SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY
SMALL RED-EYED DAMSELFLY

 WE WERE IN BRISTOL LAST WEEK-END VISITING FAMILY SO 
WE STOPPED AT HAMWALL NR, INITIALLY FOR BROWN HAWKER
 WHICH WE SAW BUT THEY NEVER SETTLED FOR A PHOTO. 
WE DID GET THESE SMALL RED-EYED AS A CONSOLATION.