Monday, July 22, 2019

Female Roesel's Bush Cricket

More Cambs butterflies

Female Brimstone, Castor Hanglands NNR

Male Brown Argus, Castor Hanglands NNR

Peacock, Castor Hanglands NNR

These two shots show a female feeding on sap near an old cut off branch on the 'master oak'. I saw at least three Purple Emperors feeding in this localised there, plus a Red Admiral and a Speckled Wood and several flies, bees etc

Purple Emperors, Woodwalton Fen NNR

Red Admiral, Woodwalton Fen NNR

Silver-washed Fritilalries, Castor Hanglands NNR

Friday, July 19, 2019

From the Archive... No 24

Ural Owl, Hokkaido, Japan, January 2018

Monday, July 15, 2019

Creatures at Castor Hanglands NNR



Female Purple Hairstreak
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet

Monday, July 08, 2019

Castor Hanglands Butterflies

White Admiral

Purple Emperor

Purple Hairstreak

Silver-washed Fritillaries

Long-eared Owls

Adult and two begging youngsters

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Portrait: Barn Owl heading home

Marbled Whites

All these photographs were taken at Barnack Hills and Holes, where there exceptional numbers of these beautiful butterflies. One photo was a butterfly that perched on the roof of my car just as I was about to leave!

Monday, July 01, 2019

Dark Green Fritillary, Barnack Hills and Holes

This is the first time I have seen this beautiful butterfly at this site. It has always seemed the best site in the Peterborough area for a colonisation, being wonderful limestone flower meadows, reminding me a bit of the chalky downland habitat of my youth (in 'Surrey') where we used to watch these cracking butts as kids.

Dark Green Fritillaries, Bedford Purlieus

On Sunday 30.6.19 I came across literally dozens of these wonderful butterflies in the flowery meadows in the north of the wood. There were also plentiful Marbled Whites, as well as Silver-washed Fritillaries along the woodland edges.