Monday, September 29, 2008

More Catalunya


Huge cricket sp. Anyone know which?

Misty mountains

Audouin's Gull

Hummingbird Hawkmoth in curious perched mode

Skipper sp. Anyone know which?

Team Catalunya. You know who you are... (David Cromack had to leave early)


Bath White

Little Egret

Crayfish: don't mess with me, I'm 4-inches high and can pinch!

I said DON'T MESS!

Short-toed Eagle


Top Gear art?


Don't mess with me, either!

Spot the Bonelli's Eagle

Fussball: everyone wants to be Barça...

Short-toed Eagle

Ebro Delta mushroom hide

Possible hybrid Little x Western Reef Egret?

Ebro Delta

Whiskered Tern

Greater Flamingos

Audouin's Gull

Glossy Ibises

Audouin's Gull

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Maxey creatures

Migrant Hawker


Grass Snake. This snake appears to be about to slough, I guess, judging by its rather cloudy eye. This would probably be why it was hiding under a rock when Chris Lines found it together with another. He also found at least two more basking at Maxey pits, including a real whopper!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Titchwell waders

Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile)

Ringed Plover (juvenile)

Ruff (juvenile female)

Grey Plover

Bar-tailed Godwit


Grey Plover

Ruff (juvenile female)

Tao slugs

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tree Pipit

Jonathan Taylor found two Tree Pipits at Castor Hanglands today, which I needed for my PBC life list. Brian Stone I tried to refind them with our families, and eventually succeeded. We also had three Redstarts (two males and a female), six Buzzards, a Hobby and heard a Tawny Owl (digiscoped).

ID-wise: Note the tiddly rear claw (compared to Meadow Pipit), the yellow-ochre breast and white belly and the contrast of coarse lines of breast streaks with very fine flank strikes and the structure which is much less like Meadow Pipit than you would think from fieldguides.

Curlew Sandpiper

This juvenile was an excellent find for Chris Lines this morning at Maxey Pits. It's still a species I'm yet to find locally... (digiscoped)

Reflections of Roman Point