More from my pond photography back in February. This time the backswimmer or greater water boatman photos. These insects are one of the true bugs (heteroptera) a group of insects characterised by their mouthparts which have fused into a proboscis. You can see it clearly in this photo. I also got a couple of new…Details
I’ve finally got round to editing some photos from a pond photography session back in February. This included some of my best photos of phantom midge.
Yesterday I photographed some of the creatures that turned up in a quick dip of a slightly brackish to freshwater ditch in Wat Tyler CP. Here I found what I’m pretty sure is Berosus signaticoillis a type of water scavenger beetle. It is possibly another species but Im pretty sure it is one of the…Details
When at Goring back in the summer I came across this mayfly (presumably already dead) being eaten by a cream spot ladybird. They normally feed on aphids and psyllids but this one obviously fancied a bigger meal! More on the cream spot ladybird on the UK ladybird survey websiteDetails
As I slowly but surely work my way through editing my photos from Lanzarote, I’m starting to realise that I took a lot of whimbrel photos! That said these will be among my best as the eveing light was beautiful. I caught this one with a drip on the tip of the beak,…Details
A quick pic from Skomer earlier in the year.
On day 4 of my trip we were walking along the seafront when I spotted the desert grey shrike calling from a TV aerial. It was way to high up for a photo and we were looking for somewhere to eat. Walking back the other way to head the resturant we fancied I couldn’t believe…Details