Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Work part two

Here are a few more images from my “safaris” at work.

We have Swallows nesting nearly every year in the building where I work

This one is brining something to the nest

They have chosen a peculiar spot to nest this year. We have an internal phone exchange at work and as our phone is in our bait cabin and we work outside we cannot hear it when it rings so we have an external bell. Guess where the Swallows have nested, correct on top of the bell.

Common Blue Butterfly

Small Skipper

Small Skipper

Large Red Damselfly

I think this is a Willow Beauty but not certain.

Believe it or not but this moth was still alive when I took the picture

Does anyone have any idea what this is? It was hanging from a gorse bush

This image was from a couple days later

I thought slugs would be vegetarian

It’s the smaller moths that I have trouble identifying


It’s not only the moths that I have trouble with it’s the Hoverflies as well.

Leaf Hopper

Monday, 22 July 2019


I take my camera to work nearly every day to just to record what’s about (I go on safari as my work mates call it). This and my next two Blogs show images of the (smaller) wildlife that I find there. As usual I may have some of the names wrong.

I have looked through my new book on Hoverflies but I can’t find this one.

This could be Chrysotoxum bicinctum

As above

Is this a member of the Conopid flies?

An upside down Ladybird.

Grapholita compositely. I would never have seen this if it hadn’t moved.

Heart & Club?

Celypha Rivuland

Epiblema cirsiand

A member of the Longhorn moths

Crambus species?

Immature male Common-blue Damselfly

Soldier Beetle

Taking off


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Kibblesworth part two

A few more images from Kibblesworth Brick Works but first three from Chester-le-Street.

White-letter Hairstreak

Large Skipper

Straw Dot Moth

Another Straw Dot Moth

Hoverfly Syrphus species I think

Another Hoverfly this time I think it is a Sphaerdphoria interupta

Soldier Beetle

Small Tortoiseshell

Yellow Shell Moth

Another Yellow Shell in different lighting

Meadow Brown

A poor picture of my first Comma of the season

Shaded Broad Bar Moth