A British Endemic: Perlodes mortoni – Orange-striped Stonefly

When up in the Cairngorms last March I carried out some stream sampling with my net. Among the cranefly larvae with scary looking jaws and the Clinging Mayfly Nymphs, were some impressive looking large stonefly larvae. They were identified by Craig Macadam (Buglife’s Conservation Director) as Perlodes mortoni, the Orange-striped Stonefly. Until recently it was…

Details

Peregrine Falcon in Bath

Last weekend I visited Bath for the first time and on Monday I was walking along the River Avon when I said to Sue something along the lines of “with all these churches around there should be peregrines.” A few minutes later I spotted the tell tail shape and flight of a falcon. As I…

Details

Mediterranean Gulls in Flight

Last weekend I had a trip down to Southend Pier which is a good site for Mediterranean Gulls. When some took off I tried my hand at some flight shots. I also got a Juvenile in flight. Related posts: Grey seals and scavenging gulls Yellow legged gulls, whimbrel and ring necked parakeet Wood pigeon and…

Details