Along with the semi-aquatic true bugs the pond skaters, Water crickets and water measurers, there is another type: the shore bugs. These are the least aquatic of the semi aquatic bugs, often found in the marginal vegetation around water bodies. I caught this one in a reedy pond and photographed in my photographic aquarium It…Details
Some more photos from the London Wetland Centre, this time of the dragonflies. There were loads of migrant hawkers about. Also I photographed this common darter.Details
Last weekend I popped into the London Wetland Centre in Barnes. There were lots of captive waterfowl to see as ever, but also lots of moorhens running in and around the enclosures. One was on the wall of the eider enclosure Before jumping down. There were plenty feeding around on the grass and I got…Details
Yesterday I had a aquarium photography session. A 4mm long emperor dragonfly nymph turned up with this rather nice striped colouration. I have only seen this colouration once before, again it was an emperor, but that one was over a cm if memory serves. The one yesterday let me get one good side on shot.…Details
A few shots from back in the summer. Some bread had been thrown on the floor and I noticed some magpies hanging around. So I settled down in the shade nearby and waited. Corvids are usually wary and there is no exception at Wat Tyler Park so I had to stick on the teleconvertor and/or…Details
Some more Lanzarote photos, this time from Puerto del Carmen marina. On the rocks I spotted a common sandpiper. Collared doves were all over the island, but only a few posed for me. There was a sandwich tern hunting over the marina too.Details
Photos of some yellow legged gulls in Lanzarote.
Last October I had a holiday in Lanzarote, where I saw lots of interesting wildlife, much of which posed for some photos. One species that took a bit of work to get a photo of was the trumpeter finch Rhodopechys githaginea. This species feeds on seeds and early some mornings could be found in small…Details
Some more photos from the aquarium set up in October, this time of a Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) dragonfly nymph.