Friday, 18 April 2014

Dabchick.


A Little Grebe that for once came close enough during a visit to WWT Barnes during early March ....FAB.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sedge Warbler.



A few images of Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) photographed during a stroll around Dungeness RSPB. (See the post on my main blog)

Check out its red gape as it utters its distinctive call.




Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Curlew.


A chance shot of a Curlew in flight taken at Thursley Common at the end of February......FAB

Monday, 19 August 2013

Recurvirostra avosetta..

Adult [Pied] Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and below is one of this years offspring. .

Both photographed at Tichwell RSPB Reserve, Norfolk.  FAB.

Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sympetrum danae.

This is a female Black Darter (Sympetrum danae). Image taken at Thursley Common and you can see more images on my main blogFAB.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Silver-washed Fritillary.

Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

After a few visits to a local habitat I finally managed to find an adult male resting in-between territorial chases around a sunny woodland glade.

Linking to Camera Critters and NF Winged

Monday, 1 July 2013

Longhorn Beetle.

During a recent visit to Lakenheath, Suffolk (click this link for the post on 'The Early Birder' blog) I came across this interesting Longhorn Beetle.
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle (Agapanthia villosoviridescens)

A large (up to 20mm long) and very distinctive longhorn beetle with the golden iridescent bloom on the elytra and thorax plus the long antennae with dark and light bands.  It is a stem borer that breeds in the stems of thistles and other herbaceous plants.


Habitat:  Mainly found in moist meadows and hedgerows. Adults feed on umbellifers such as Hogweed and Cow Parsley as well as on nettles.
UK Status:  This beetle is fairly common in the south and east of England.

Linking to Macro Monday 2 and Nature Notes.