Sunday, 29 May 2016

Common Blue

24th May 2016
First Butterfly photos of the year, these Common Blues were photographed on a Launceston Camera Club evening trip to Port Quin, lovely weather and lovely late evening light.
Common Blue on Thrift

Common Blue

Common Blue backlit

Common Blue

Thrift at Port Quin

Saturday, 21 May 2016

A few from my place

A few photographs taken in my field and pond last week, I found the Broad Bodied Chaser one evening , where I thought it would spend the night , and went back early next morning hoping it would be covered in Dew and luckily it was.
Broad Bodied Chaser with early morning Dew

Broad Bodied Chaser

Broad Bodied Chaser with Dew close up

Broad Bodied Chaser with Dew warming up

Four Spot Chaser -the first I've seen here

Muslin Moth

Bog Bean and friends

Bog Bean

Monday, 16 May 2016

Can he see a Pelican ,like hellican

12th May.
Drove down to Lands End to try for the Dalmation Pelican( which if accepted by the powers that be would be a first for Britain) only to find he whole area fogbound, and although the bird was seen briefly mid morning it was not relocated, so no joy ,and to rub salt into the wound its been seen well every day since. Never mind I did manage to see  the male Serin in the horse paddock, I've seen plenty abroad but this was my first in this country, I always knew I'd catch up with one some day. Maybe I'll try again for the Pelican, ( I doubt its wild anyway)
Record shot of male Serin at Lands End.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Aylesbere Common and Stover Lake

28th April. A few pics from a recent visit to Aylesbere common in east Devon and onto Stover Lake.
Dartford Warbler at Aylesbere common

Another record shot of Dartford Warbler

One of Three Common Sandpipers in front of the hide at Stover Lake.

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Coot feeding its chick

Manderin drake

Terrapin at Stover

Sunday, 8 May 2016


A pair of Chiffchaffs have been busy building a nest in a Bramble patch at my home, I have set up a hide and photographed the birds coming in with nest material, hopefully they will be feeding  young soon.