Wednesday, 31 July 2013

MOTHS

I Thought I would put up a page of Moths as I have collected quite a few recently. Some of these are taken around the security lights at work and others on our local patch.

BLACK ARCHES
 

BIRD-CHERRY ERMINE


BRIMSTONE


BURNET COMPANION


COMMON FOOTMAN


LESSER SWALLOW PROMINENT


MAGPIE MOTH


SMALL MAGPIE


PEACH BLOSSOM


PURPLE THORN


RIBAND WAVE


ROSY FOOTMAN


SCARLET TIGER


SHARP-ANGLED PEACOCK


SILVER Y


SWALLOW-TAIL MOTH


SIX-SPOT BURNET


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Purple Rain

We went to Breney Common for Black Darter yesterday (saw a few fresh females),
 and were amazed when Sue found these Purple Hairstreak butterflies.
They were in two seperate areas and we saw 25-30, probably more.
We had no idea that there was a colony there and were surprised at how many there were.


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


Purple Hairstreak


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.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Trip to Penhale Sands.

Here are a few shots from Penhale Sands.
 As well the Dark Green Fritillary and Silver Studded Blue
 we were surprised to find a Drinker Moth.



Dark Green Fritillary


Dark Green Fritillary


Dark Green Fritillary


Silver Studded Blue


Ringlet


Six Spot Burnet


The Drinker


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Dragons


Not done a lot as Sue has been out of action following an operation.
Today was her first trip out and we spent an hour at Chyverton NR.
I did spend a couple of hours with Monty in the week which
 was very enjoyable and accounts for the first two shots.


Six-Spot Burnet


Scarlet Tiger



Broad-Bodied Chaser, male


Broad-Bodied Chaser, female


Emperor Dragonfly


Four-Spotted Chaser


Golden-Ringed Dragonfly


Golden-Ringed Dragonfly


Keeled Skimmer, male


Keeled Skimmer, female