Tuesday, 20 September 2016

CATCHING UP.

 JUST A FEW SHOTS TAKEN OVER THE LAST 10 DAYS OR SO.
TAKEN AT DEVORAN, PORTHGWARRA AND ARGAL RESERVOIR.

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
RED-BACKED SHRIKE, juv.
RED-BACKED SHRIKE, juv.
WHEATEAR
WHEATEAR
WHISKERED TERN
WHISKERED TERN
COMMA
HOVERFLY

COMMON DARTER

GOLDEN-RINGED

SOUTHERN HAWKER

SADLY, THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST OF THE DRAGONFLIES UNTIL NEXT YEAR.


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

WADERS

THERE ARE SOME GREAT WADERS AROUND AT THE MOMENT 
INCLUDING THIS BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.
MOST OF THESE WERE TAKEN ON MARAZION BEACH.
THE LAST 2 WERE TAKEN AT THE GANNEL ESTUARY.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

RINGED PLOVER, juv.

SANDERLING
SANDERLING
L
LITTLE STINT

TURNSTONE

CURLEW SANDPIPER

CURLEW SANDPIPER

RINGED PLOVER
DUNLIN

Sunday, 28 August 2016

DORSET

We had a few days in Dorset, hoping for Chalkhill Blue. We went to 5 or 6 recommended
sites but no luck but I did take what I think was our only Adonis (a first for us)  which was 
promptly flushed by a dog. Also, it was only the second time that we have seen Little Blue.
We did manage to see a few Lulworth Skipper, our first in this country.
We also went to Throop Mill for Brown Hawker and saw at least a 
dozen (also a first) but they never once landed so no pictures.

ADONIS BLUE
LITTLE BLUE
LULWORTH SKIPPER
LULWORTH SKIPPER
MARBLED WHITE
PAINTED LADY
WALL BROWN
JERSEY TIGER
BANDED DEMOISELLE
GREY WAGTAIL
GREY WAGTAIL
LAPWING
MED. GULL
RED ARROWS

DEER in HIDING
In the words of the Fast Show, ' You ain't seen me, right'


Sunday, 14 August 2016

POPLAR HAWKMOTH

WE CAME DOWN THIS MORNING TO FIND A POPLAR HAWKMOTH 
CLINGING TO A CALENDAR ON THE SIDE OF THE KITCHEN CABINET. 
THE PICTURE IS OF OUR CAT GIBBS WHEN HE WAS A KITTEN. 
NOT SURE WHERE THE MOTH CAME FROM OR WHY SHE 
CHOSE TO LAY HER EGGS IN SUCH A STRANGE PLACE. 
WE DID EVENTUALLY PUT HER OUTSIDE.















Saturday, 23 July 2016

CATCHING UP


JUST A FEW SHOTS FROM THE LAST WEEK.
HOPING TO GET SOME MORE DRAGONFLYING DONE
THIS WEEKEND IF THE WEATHER STAYS WARM. 
             

EMPEROR
COMMON DARTER


SMALL SKIPPER

GATEKEEPER



SEDGE WARBLER


GREENFINCH

BLACK-HEADED GULL

BLACK-HEADED GULL

GREYLAG GEESE