Sunday, 26 July 2015

BULGARIA'S BUTTERFLIES.


Here are a few shots of some of the Butterflies we saw in Bulgaria.
Not sure how many species we saw in total but somewhere around 75-80 would not be far out.
There were many types of Fritillary and as we all know, many look very similar with
 their wings open and totally different with them closed so that was a challenge. 


EASTERN FESTOON

BLACK-VEINED WHITE

CHESTNUT HEATH

PEARLY HEATH

EASTERN LARGE HEATH

GREAT BANDED GRAYLING


GLANVILLE FRITILLARY


KNAPWEED FRITILLARY


SPOTTED FRITILLARY
BLACK HAIRSTREAK
SLOE HAIRSTREAK

LITTLE TIGER BLUE


MAP

PURPLE-SHOT COPPER

POPLAR ADMIRAL


POPLAR ADMIRAL

QUEEN of SPAIN FRITILLARY

QUEEN of SPAIN FRITILLARY


SCARCE COPPER

SCARCE COPPER

SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL


SCARCE SWALLOWTAIL


SOOTY COPPER

WOOD WHITE

Saturday, 11 July 2015

BULGARIA

We have recently come back from a holiday in Bulgaria. 
It was mostly for Dragonflies and Butterflies but we did also do some birding.
Apologies if we have named anything incorrectly, please feel free to let us know.

Banded Darter, male

Banded Darter, fem

Balkan Emerald

Banded Demoiselle

Black-tailed Skimmer, teneral

Common Clubtail

Eastern Spectre
Keeled Skimmer
Odalisque
Scarlet Darter

Small Pincertail

Sombre Goldenring



Southern Migrant Hawker, Teneral

Spotted Darter

Southern Skimmer


Mite Infestation
 We saw quite a few Dragonflies infested with Mites. 
 Not sure how long they can survive like this. 


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Mixed Bag.

We went up to Somerset and Gloucester last week-end, hoping for early
 Dragonflies and Butterflies but it was so cold and windy that nothing was flying. 
It was a bit disappointing but we still saw some good birds.
There were quite a few young around and we even saw signs of Beavers at Cotswold Water Park. 

Great-Spotted Woodpecker, juv.
Great-Spotted Woodpecker, juv.
Reed Warbler
Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
Lapwing
Lapwing, juv.
Beaver Evidence.
Swan and Cygnets
Canada Geese
Wren
Wren
Wren
Swift