Here a few shots of a common backswimmer Notonecta glauca. This individual has flipped over to the right way up at the surface in preparation to fly off. I took them a couple of years ago so they are not my best shots I’ll have to blog more about these amazing insects later on. Related…Details
Been going through some old videos and found this one from a few years ago, filmed in Regents Park, London. What has happened here is a magpie (a species that is a known egg thief) has got too close to a mistle thrush nest and the parents are not happy! Watch what happens when the…Details
A few photos from in what is left of the snow today.
While on and excellent FSC course at Flatford Mill I caught a burrowing mayfly nymph Ephemera sp. It is the nymph of the original Mayfly, which are most commonly on the wing in May, hence the name which is named after the Mayflower, better known as hawthorn, which blooms at the end of April when…Details
My Bushnell camera did something strange with all the reflective snow last night. When the sensor light came on, the light level was high enough for my Bushnell trail cam to switch to colour mode. This of course meant when the light went out it has resulted in just a black screen but I’ve edited…Details
Another quick photo post, this time of a diving beetle larva. This beastie is famous for being a ferocious predator, sometimes attacking prey bigger then itself with its large pincer like mouthparts. They even eat each other! If you look closely you can see its covered in what looks like white fuzz. These are another…Details