On Wednesday I popped up to Fingringhoe Wick and got some nice photos of willow emerald damselflies Lestes viridis. There were a few mating pairs around too. I also finally got a photo of a brown hawker, my odonata nemesis! A ruddy darter male posed. And a pair just about posed on some bramble.Details
I was walking through Wat Tyler Country Park yesterday, when I flushed a yellow butterfly from the path. I saw the darker flashes on the wings and new it was a clouded yellow butterfly, which are usually a migrant from Europe. Eventually it landed and I managed one good shot in the sun before it…Details
In my garden I found some interesting looking poo: it was either cat or hedgehog. Thankfully, after setting up my Bushnell trailcam, baited with some peanuts, it turned out to be a hedgehog. But I got an unexpected bonus when it stopped for a scratch, with comical results!Details
A post to update on the southern migrant hawkers in Wat Tyler CP. They have been seen most days , generally with sightings occurring in the afternoon, peaking between 2 and 4pm but I observed them on evening at 6.20pm Reports of up to 4 males on Sunday 4/8/13 were sent to me, from the…Details
A quick 1 photo post of a small red damselfly on Thursley Common.
Regular blog readers will know I am lucky enough to frequent a place that last year had daily sightings of the recently colonising Southern migrant hawker Aeshna affinis, in fact its possible I spent more time than anyone else observing them last year. A month or 2 ago I was emailed about them by James…Details
On the Ashurst campsite in the New forest, we were regularly visited by a very tame robin which would hop between our feet. I thought I’d try some shots with the wide angle lens, though it kept staying in the shade and generally being awkwardly positioned, I still got a few shots I liked. There…Details