While at Strumpshaw Fen I finally managed to photograph a Hairy dragonfly Brachytron pratense.
While at Strumpshaw Fen I came across this azure blue damselfly, chomping down on a mosquito.
The nettle beds at Strumpshaw Fen where especially fruitful. This cardinal beetle, the red headed species Pyrochroa serraticornis, posed on the nettles for a bit, though the wind made shots a bit more tricky! The mosquitoes were eating us alive, but i did get a nice shot of one!
Last weekend I popped up to Strumpshaw Fen for a couple of days. One of the target species was the swallowtail butterfly. I didn’t manage a good top down angle photo of one with undamaged wings though sadly. One of those with a damsged wing however sat on the floor ignoring everyone photographing it so…
Last weekend I spent a couple of days at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve enjoying the invertebrates there. One of them was the scarce chaser dragonfly, Libellula fulva. One was tolerant enough for my 35mm wide angle to be used. Though a bit awkwardly angled for the ‘traditional’ top down shot, as was this maturing male.
Here is a quick post of a young pheasant close up.
Last weekend I had a trip up to Norfolk, which included a visit to Strumpshaw Fen. I had heard that willow emeralds (Lestes viridis) were present and went to have a look. As I crossed thr railway I ran into Dick who runs Rare bird alert and was the person who reported them the previous…