Adders

I blogged recently about a male adder trying to court a female, well 4 days after he was first spotted trying, he was still courting away. Here he is sitting on top of the female. He felt the vibrations of someone else approaching and stuck his head up to look. The female was still not…

Best of 2016 part 2

Here is part 2 of my 2016 review, carrying on from part 1. I had a wildlife trip up to Yorkshire for an early birthday present and one of my targets was a common hawker dragonfly. I had seen a probably common hawker in the Cairngorms back in 2014, but I’d never had a good…

Best of 2016 part 1

As is tradition now, as 2016 is drawing to a close, I’ve written a review of the year. Its been a mixed year, where for reasons that will become apparent below, I’ve not been able to get as much with the camera as in previous years, but I’ve had few nice wildlife experiences, got a…

Finally Adders!

I finally got my first adders of 2013 today, with an adult and a youngster, which I got a nice pic of: I also got a couple of grab shots of the adult. I also found a grass snake, but missed the best shot of it coming head on as the sun disappeared and it…