Willow emeralds at Fingringhoe Wick

On Wednesday I popped up to Fingringhoe Wick and got some nice photos of willow emerald damselflies Lestes viridis. There were a few mating pairs around too. I also finally got a photo of a brown hawker, my odonata nemesis! A ruddy darter male posed. And a pair just about posed on some bramble. Related…

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Hedgehog on a roll…

In my garden I found some interesting looking poo: it was either cat or hedgehog. Thankfully, after setting up my Bushnell trailcam, baited with some peanuts, it turned out to be a hedgehog. But I got an unexpected bonus when it stopped for a scratch, with comical results! Related posts: First results with Bushnell Trophy…

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Essex Skipper

Last week I came across a thistle bed covered in butterflies, including Essex skippers. I tried some shots with the wide angle too. And again on some ragwort. Related posts: Essex skipper, marbled white, common blue, gatekeeper and large white butterflies More Aeshna affnis with a small skipper butterfly and a slender leaved hare’s ear…

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Robin wide angles

On the Ashurst campsite in the New forest, we were regularly visited by a very tame robin which would hop between our feet. I thought I’d try some shots with the wide angle lens, though it kept staying in the shade and generally being awkwardly positioned, I still got a few shots I liked. There…

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