Friday, 18 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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
Monday, 19 August 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
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.
Monday, 1 July 2013
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.