Photographing more pond creatures today this lesser water boatman suffered from delusions of grandeur, sitting upside down at the surface like one of its larger relatives the greater water boatman . This algae eater is not going to kid anyone though, for as well as being smaller, it lacks that needle like mouth that the…Details
Regular readers will know I photograph pond creatures on a fairly regular basis, but up until today I have never managed a shot I’m happy with of a Water louse Asellus aquaticus. I catch them on most pond dips, but because they are so common, combined with the fact they have the habit tucking themselves…Details
Yesterday I popped to the KWT Oare Marshes reserve. It was pretty quiet in terms of people and birds. I did see a little egret and I got a shot of it with my K5. I had gone to try out my Pentax Q on the DA*300mm with the adapter but the sun of course…Details
A couple of years ago I found a Ramshorn snail and decided to photograph it. I looked closer and I could see some white worm like creatures crawling over it. I struggled to work out what they were, but I recently asked around and was told by a member of the Wild about Britain forum…Details
Some photos from a snowy Wat Tyler Country Park.
And some birds at the feeders:
I’ll have to blog more about these amazing insects later on.
Been going through some old videos and found this one from a few years ago, filmed in Regents Park, London. What has happened here is a magpie (a species that is a known egg thief) has got too close to a mistle thrush nest and the parents are not happy! Watch what happens when the…Details
A few photos from in what is left of the snow today.