A couple of weeks ago I was watching a female emperor dragonfly ovipositing (egg laying) in a pond, when an azure damselfly started mobbing it. I took some video of it happening and 2 other instances and have put them together in the video below. Related posts: Emperor dragonfly egg laying First Azure damselfly Egg…Details
As well as Dragonflies there were some nice butterflies at Crockford Stream in the the New Forest, including a first for me, a Dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja. In the hot sun they were very active and didn’t perch for long, so I only managed a few grab shots. Related posts: Dragonflies and damselflies at…Details
Today I popped into Bedfords Park for a break and to have look for red eyed damselflies. But what caught my attention were the many emperor dragonflies spread along the lake margin, each patrolling their territories and scrapping with each other where they crossed paths. Occasionally one would hover, and this one did at a…Details
On Tuesday I visited one of my favourite sites, Crockford Stream. The site is amazing for dragonflies and damselflies, including golden ringed dragonflies. The site is also a good one for the rare southern damselfly. It was good to see a few tandem pairs of these great little blue damselflies. The keeled skimmers were in…Details
A couple of weeks ago the turtle doves were posing well, for turtles doves at least. Sadly the sun was elusive, and the turtles were never in a good position when it was out. Still I got a few shots in the cloudy conditions. Related posts: Turtle dove and wood pigeon side by side Southern…Details
While at RSPB Bempton I had a good go at photographing the auks as they flew past. I took plenty of photos, but the condition were not great, as the sun was absent most of the afternoon I was there. Still I managed a couple of razorbills that were ok. Related posts: Tree sparrow at…Details
While at Strumpshaw Fen I finally managed to photograph a Hairy dragonfly Brachytron pratense.
While at RSPB Bempton Cliffs last week, there was a small area where the gannets were sitting near the top of the cliff. Here I managed to catch a pair courting with their beaks and neck stretched upwards. I also saw 2 courting one behind the other. Sadly the shot is ruined somewhat by that…Details