Monday, 22 July 2013

Croft Pascoe.

Yesterday we paid a visit to Croft Pascoe Plantation.
We found this enormous Horse-Fly, about an inch and a half,
which is apparently the largest in the country.


TABANUS SUDETICUS


TABANUS SUDETICUS


COMMON CROSSBILL

          We saw around 30 Crossbills, the first we have seen in Cornwall. It was very windy so lucky to get any kind of shot.

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER


GATEKEEPER


RED ADMIRAL


SMALL TORTOISESHELL

We have included the Butterflies because we have
seen hardly any of the last 2 this year.

12 comments:

  1. That horsefly is a corker mate bit green about that one, Crossbills are great and as for the butterflies hardly any in the garden in spite of growing friendly plants for them this year, have only had one Small Tortoiseshell on a regular basis.
    CU SOON.

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  2. Heerle mooie foto's
    groetjes Herman.

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  3. The horse fly is huge, and the buggers bite.

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  4. Great shots John, the detail and sharpness of the horsefly is stunning

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  5. Heel mooi gedaan John alleen heb ik ze liever niet in mijn buurt lieve groetjes Danielle

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  6. More great photos!!

    Does the Tabanus Sudeticus give a 'bite' commensurate with its size? If so, I'll stay away thank you!

    So pleased you got your first Cornish Crossbills.

    Best regards. Richard

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  7. That Horsefly is a beaut and the Gatekeeper is a favourite of mine as well.

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  8. Hi! All great photos as usual. Those Horseflies really give a nasty bite. My husband was bitten by one on his leg, and it became so swollen that his trousers had to be cut away. They like to alight on you when we are wet from being in the pool or in a river, and if you don't notice, your in big trouble! Sorry I have rambled on a bit!
    Warm regards.

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  9. Preciosas fotos, muy bonitas.

    Saludos.-

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  10. Thank you one and all for your comments.
    John and Sue.

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  11. Beautiful series of photos! Nice catch on that Crossbill!!

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  12. The Horse Fly shot is seriously impressive Wonderful image with amazing detail/colouration – Tim

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