Yesterday evening I was invited along to the launch of Freshwater Habitats Trust, the new name for the charity previously known as Pond conservation. The event took place on a boat on the Thames and was well attended by staff from RSPB, Natural England, ARGUK, WWT and other groups. There were a speakers on the…Details
Today I’m off to the Launch of the Freshwater Habitats Trust, formerly known as Pond Conservation. I hope to Tweet this evening from the meeting and blog after the event, but to celebrate the launch, here are some phantom midge larva photos.
On Sunday I popped into RSPB Rainham Marshes in hope of finding some water voles. I had no luck but did find a couple of cooperative migrant hawker males. Sadly the light was not so cooperative m, with the sun increasingly dissappearing behind clouds, and doing so as the dragonfly hovering in front of me!…Details
As regular readers know, I spent some time last week photographing a red backed shrike. The juvenile bird was around for a few days and was sometimes seen feeding. One foggy morning I was waiting for the fog to clear and it dived into a bush and caught something. It was a migrant hawker dragonfly!…Details
While at Dungeness on Saturday I came across a migrant hawker that had settles on a gorse bush. It stayed still while I got some close ups too. I also came across this clouded yellow butterfly. A kestrel posed, though a little distantly. A keeled skimmer sat on the path. A black necked grebe (as…Details
(please note Bowers Marsh is not yet open top the public)
Last weekend I popped into Dungeness for the day. When at the RSPB reserve I spotted a couple of black necked grebes not to far from the hide. So I used my Pentax Q and 300mm lens set up to record at an effective 1700mm. Sadly my tripod head was out of action at the…Details
I heard today that there was a red backed shrike locally, but I could not go anywhere till 5.30pm. Luckily my friend Dave was available to show me where it was and took me to see it. The light was awful at 6.45pm when it eventually showed for us, the sort of conditions where having…Details