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.
While on and excellent FSC course at Flatford Mill I caught a burrowing mayfly nymph Ephemera sp. It is the nymph of the original Mayfly, which are most commonly on the wing in May, hence the name which is named after the Mayflower, better known as hawthorn, which blooms at the end of April when…Details