Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween Invaders.

I believe this is a Harlequin Ladybird, which is an invasive species in the UK. They are called Halloween Ladybugs in some parts (I guess because they are most numerous around now).
As it is Halloween, I thought I would post them today. John

Monday, 24 October 2011

A Quiet Week-End.

Didn't get to see much over the weekend, like most of the birders in Cornwall we did try for the Scarlet Tanager on Friday but didn't see it and I was working on Sunday. The Black Redstart was taken at Kynance Cove on Saturday.

Not sure what's going on here. A lot of the trees at Croft Pascoe were covered in flies and they were occasionally joined by Butterflies. Are they feeding on sap? It was surprising how many Dragonflies we saw out and some even mating. Think the Caterpillar is a Pale Tussock.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Glossy Ibis

I finally managed some shots of the Glossy Ibis on Saturday. Whenever I've been to Stithians for it previously it has kept its distance.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Clouded Yellow

We don't usually post only one picture but it has been a quiet week for us, birding wise.

This Clouded Yellow is the highlight of the week. I took it while working at Penzance. John

Monday, 3 October 2011

Weekend Birding.

We did see a few birds over the week-end. Thanks go to Daniel Eva for pointing out the Wryneck at Kynance. The Pied Flycatcher was taken at Nanquidno Valley on Friday while looking for the elusive Hawfinch.

There are a lot of Juvenile Buzzards around at the moment, all in different plumages .