Tuesday, 10 June 2014


One day last week had a great day out around Dartmoor in the good company of Adrian Langdon and Iain Stewart, saw some good birds including Cuckoo, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat plus Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding its young.
Male Pied Flycatcher

Female Pied Flycatcher

Female Lesser  Spotted Woodpecker

Female Lesser Spotter Woodpecker

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Song Thrush

Its nice to know that the Song Thrushes have nested sucessfully locally this year, they have been busy finding worms on our lawn.
Song Thrush

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Light Orange Underwing

Quite a few of these were flying around in the grass a couple of weeks ago, they are either Orange or Light Orange Underwings, I,m plumping for Light Orange. Taking photographs of insects makes you learn to identify the ones your not sure of or at least try to,so its a worthwhile exercise even if the photos are'nt brilliant..
Light?Orange Underwing

Mating pair.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Green Dock Beetles

Loads of these Green Dock Beetles (Gastrophysa viridula )
Green Dock Beetle
around in the field at the moment ,they and thier larva munching away on the Docks, a common Beetle throughout tha country measuring onle 4-6 mm. This photo shows a pregnant female with the swollen abdomen.