31 July 2009
Another look at the Slavonian Grebe today, it's slowing turning into a bit of a mess!
25 July 2009
Mothing on Brean Down last night produced one Devonshire Wainscot (top) but not a lot else in gale force winds. The Great White Egret showed well again at Meare Heath today.
22 July 2009
It's Mediterranean Gull city around here at the moment. Up to three adults are regularly on Berrow playing field and this juvenile was on the bank of the river Axe.
19 July 2009
Despite the terrible weather, it did stop raining long enough (just about) for me to have a quick go at the Black-necked Grebe at Barrow Gurney. This is probably the first bird I've photographed with the new lens that does the lens justice. Everything else recently has just been miles away.
18 July 2009
Reasonable views of the Great White Egret at Meare Heath today. The heron fest continues. Squacco next please.
12 July 2009
A day out to the naturalist's heaven Heddon's Mouth. Lots of insects, including High Brown Fritillary (top), Silver-washed Fritillary plus a Common Lizard that was most unexpected! The bloody great fly is Tachina grossa.
11 July 2009
More distant birds! The two Spotted Redshank (top) are still on the Brue Estuary with an ever increasing selection of returning waders. Oh, and another Little Egret.
10 July 2009
There's been up to three Mediterranean Gulls on Berrow playing fields for the last few days, but they're impossible to get close to!
8 July 2009
A trip to Bentley Wood for Purple Emperor (lower) was successful. As well as these there were massive numbers of Silver-washed Fritillary as well as White Admiral and other more common species. Sadly my PE photos are distinctly rubbish. The one above has had two close encounters with birds - a beak mark out of each hindwing!
5 July 2009
Obscure Wainscot. Regular in my garden, but not sure if I've photographed one before.
4 July 2009
A quick trip out this afternoon, where a White Admiral butterfly showed nicely as well as three adult Cattle Egrets.
1 July 2009
One of those common moths that's rare in Berrow. This Green Silver Lines is an impressive moth which we don't get to see all that often.