Cream spot ladybird eating a mayfly

When at Goring back in the summer I came across this mayfly (presumably already dead) being eaten by a cream spot ladybird. They normally feed on aphids and psyllids but this one obviously fancied a bigger meal! More on the cream spot ladybird on the UK ladybird survey website Related posts: Bee wolf, 22 spot…

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Oh yes, yet more whimbrels!

  As I slowly but surely work my way through editing my photos from Lanzarote, I’m starting to realise that I took a lot of whimbrel photos!   That said these will be among my best as the eveing light was beautiful. I caught this one with a drip on the tip of the beak,…

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50 pond challenge

Over the last weekend I was lucky enough to be involved in a record breaking/setting attempt to build 50 ponds at least 1m squared in size on a site near Wickford. Im pleased to say it was completed in 8 hours. I was there on the first day when we managed 44 in 6.5hrs, so…

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Desert grey shrike eating a gecko

On day 4 of my trip we were walking along the seafront when I spotted the desert grey shrike calling from a TV aerial. It was way to high up for a photo and we were looking for somewhere to eat. Walking back the other way to head the resturant we fancied I couldn’t believe…

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Wheatear

Here is the last batch from my encounter with the wheatear, all of which were taken with the 300mm lens This one is uncropped I took some in different poses, although bits of grass detract from some of the shots. Related posts: Wheatear with weevil on its beak Wat Tyler Wheatear Dytiscus diving beetle larva…

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Wat Tyler Wheatear

Today at Wat tyler, I got told there was a wheatear in the car park.  So I grabbed my gear and headed out to have a look.  I grabbed some record shots before it flew to the nearby gravel. I managed to creep quite closely by laying on my belly doing a pretty decent seal…

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