I started today by heading straight to the spot where I saw the emperors emerging, but they were no longer there and just their exuvia were left. Hopefully they got away safely. At lunchtime I managed some shots of broad bodied chasers, a female hovering between egg laying. And a perched male. Yesterday I managed…Details
Tonight at 9pm, just as I was finishing work, a couple of emerging emperor dragonfly nymphs were spotted on some reeds in a pond. The light was literally non existent as the sun had gone down and it was the end of dusk, so I had to use flash, which combined with the awkward angle,…Details
On Bank holiday Monday last week it started to rain (well it was a Bank Holiday!) so we headed into Leighton Moss to sit in one of the hides, to hide for the weather as much as the birds! We went into Lillian’s Hide and were told an otter was about. It came up briefly…Details
A few ok shots of a sedge warbler from a walk around Elmley Marshes.
Just a quick one photo post, of an orange tip that posed on a bluebell
A quick video of a badger feeding. badger feeding from Neil Phillips on Vimeo. Unless you have been in a cave somewhere you will have heard that from tomorrow (June 1st) badgers are going to be culled. The reasons for the cull are not backed by science and purely political, so please sign the petition…Details
Here are some photos of Carrion Crows feeding on a dead rabbit.
A couple of years ago a golf ball sized clump of white fuzz was fished out of some blanket weed on a pond dip. I had no idea what it was until I spotted the brown snorkel sticking out the water: it was the egg cocoon of the great silver water beetle! Unfortunately it would…Details