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

Friday, 25 July 2014

More from Scotland

Everything in Scotland seemed to be at a distance, including these Dotterel. 
We had to climb to the plateau on Cairn Lochan at approx. 4000 feet. 
It was hard going and took about 7 hours for the climb up and down.


DOTTEREL


DOTTEREL


DOTTEREL

PTARMIGAN

PTARMIGAN

RED GROUSE

TREECREEPER

TREECREEPER

LINNET
OSPREY

PUFFIN

HOODED CROW

BLACK GUILLEMOT

BLACK GUILLEMOT