Monday, August 17, 2015
These images were taken with the aid of Jasmine and Eddie. Frankly, their youthful eyes provide a more accurate focus for the scope!I risked the wrath of the warden to get this pellet. It is packed full of chitinous carapaces from the beetles the falcon was catching on the groundI've circled a wing of a Four-spotted Chaser which was stuck to the falcon's underside. Strong evidence of at least one of the dragonflies it had been eating
Posted by Mike Weedon at 8:46 AM
Friday, August 14, 2015
A sneaky bit of twitching just outside the PBC area (tantalisingly close!), near the delightfully named Tongue End. This moulting first-summer male appears to be the same bird as was in Staffs for weeks. It looked a bit tired and apathetic in the cold and I hope it survives...
Posted by Mike Weedon at 10:14 AM
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
If you compare the back of this Adder's head with the one on the posts below, you will see it has a different pattern, especially obvious around the 'V' on the back of the neck. It was a darker individual than the previous male, looking particularly black on the zig-zags near the tail end.
Monday, June 22, 2015
We took advantage of a bit of sun to go out on 21 June in search of reptiles near Peterborough. We recorded: 2 Adders, 6 Grass Snakes, 7 Slowworms, 12 Common Lizards and some nice plants and insects. Here are some piccies.Male AdderBee OrchidBurnet CompanionGrass Snake which judging from its slightly misty eye is starting to think about sloughingGrizzled SkipperSlowwormBumblebee mimicking hoverfly, which I think is Volucella bombylans
Posted by Mike Weedon at 4:28 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Frampton Marsh RSPB is a little like walking around a North American reserve in Florida or Texas or whatnot, with Little instead of Snowy Egrets virtually ignoring you, while everywhere else they are absurdly nervous and skittish! Ripe for photography, but these were just some quick off the cuff snaps...
Posted by Mike Weedon at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Posted by Mike Weedon at 1:51 PM