While in Kent a wood pigeon kept coming down to the garden bird table. It seemed relatively tolerant so I crept in towards it for a close up…. …and got one! I managed a shot of it on the fence waiting to come down. And later flying around in the trees. I got another nice…Details
I had a nice half hour or so of macro photography this afternoon, despite the blowing gale and sporadic sun! In a relatively sheltered spot I spotted a male orange tip patrolling, feeding and sun bathing around the garlic mustard. A bit further along I spotted 4 large red damselflies as I walked along the…Details
Here is a video I filmed on my Pentax K5 DSLR of a marsh harrier feeding on a dead rabbit, while being harassed by a number of crows. Be sure to click on the expand video arrows/button to view full screen! feeding marsh harrier from Neil Phillips on Vimeo. Related posts: Caspian Gull and Marsh…Details
I had a bit of a rotten start to today when my key broke in the lock to one of my survey areas. Then I couldn’t find anything the rest of the morning and the cuckoo continued to evade me all day. But the day to a turn for the better when my first Odonata…Details
A quick shot of a creature from a burn in Scotland, a Clinging Mayfly Nymph (Ecdyonurus sp). Taken with my photographic aquarium.
Today at Rainham Marshes there was a little grebe sitting on its nest. I sat on the boardwalk near the nest and took a number of photos. Apparently to start with she was constantly on and off the nest, possibly due to the people walking past (its the only path/boardwalk you can walk along so…Details
While on the Forest School Course last weekend, a member of the group found a Glow worm (Lampyris noctiluca) larva, and he was christened Gary! I got some close ups. When it felt threatened he retracted his head, which at one point made me think it had been knocked off somehow! It would also adopted…Details