More from last year. Mating craneflies These black ants were under a piece of carpet. And ox eye daisy. And I came across this ‘cuckoo spit’ which is actually foam produced by a the nymph of a froghopper, which it hides under.
Some from last year: Stretch spider Tetragantha extensa It was eating a midge.
Last year I was photographing a cooperative blue tailed damselfly at Wat Tyler Country Park
On a trip to a reservoir in kefalonia we saw some interesting stuff. There were scarce chaser dragonflies flying around. There were greek marsh frogs. This mammoth wasp was on a flower. A blue tailed damselfly perched nicely. As did this beautiful demoiselle.
In Kefalonia we came across a rock partridge. It had some youngsters with it!
Also at Minsmere I went to the hide that is usually good for photographing nesting Avocets. Sadly the water level was so high only a few black headed gulls were left on the remaining tops of the islands. Some were bringing in nesting material.
A couple of weekends ago I visited a very wet Minsmere RSPB nature reserve in Suffolk. There was not much about but in the car park I photographed some rabbits, including a cute little kit. Another was grooming
On my visit to Kefalonia 2 years ago I spent a half day in the capital Argostoli. In the harbour there were a number of yellow legged gulls. Walking along the shore path I came across the first shrike I had ever seen, a woodchat shrike. The harbour is famous for the tame loggerhead turtle.…
A quick post with the other photos from Mounda beach. There was a large antlion, probably Palapares sp. And the smaller Euroleon sps. There was an individual of both the ringed plover species on the beach. Ringed plover Little ringed plover It was a beautiful sunny day. The balkan wall lizards were basking.
Latice brown and cleopatra butterfly, swallowtail caterpillar tiger beetle and house martin on Mounda beach, Kefalonia
A couple of years ago I went to Kefalonia, staying in Skala at the south of the island. A decent walk away was Mounda beach near Katelios. This beach is one of the last breeding sites for loggerhead turtles on Kefalonia, a species that is under threat from expanding tourism. However there is a group…