Also at Minsmere I went to the hide that is usually good for photographing nesting Avocets. Sadly the water level was so high only a few black headed gulls were left on the remaining tops of the islands.
A couple of weekends ago I visited a very wet Minsmere RSPB nature reserve in Suffolk. There was not much about but in the car park I photographed some rabbits, including a cute little kit.
On my visit to Kefalonia 2 years ago I spent a half day in the capital Argostoli. In the harbour there were a number of yellow legged gulls. Walking along the shore path I came across the first shrike I had ever seen, a woodchat shrike. The harbour is famous for the tame loggerhead turtle.…Details
There was an individual of both the ringed plover species on the beach.
Latice brown and cleopatra butterfly, swallowtail caterpillar tiger beetle and house martin on Mounda beach, Kefalonia
A couple of years ago I went to Kefalonia, staying in Skala at the south of the island. A decent walk away was Mounda beach near Katelios. This beach is one of the last breeding sites for loggerhead turtles on Kefalonia, a species that is under threat from expanding tourism. However there is a group…Details
The weekend before last I headed up to one of my favourite parts of my local patch, Bedfords Park. I didn’t take many photos but I did get my first speckled wood of the year. This was before all the recent rain and the bluebells were looking a bit flat. I did take a couple…Details
The main attraction at Gigrin, is of course the Red Kites. There are lots of them! Its hard to get them with a clean background, by which I mean one with no other kites in the background – not a common problem with BOP! I got a few though: I also managed an ok shot…Details
One of the species I wanted to see in Scotland was ptarmigan. These are a bird of mountain tops in the UK and it usually it would have involved walking through snow to get them in March, but the record warm weather meant there was little snow about so easier walking. Unfortunately it also meant…Details