Saturday, 7 September 2019

A cracking day out

My wife and I had a great day out last Tuesday (well I did I cannot speak for her as she had to watch me taking photos for a couple of hours) near Ripon. I got my first ever Clouded Yellow butterfly and dozens of dragonflies were on the wing. I will definitely be back next year. Once again if I have any thing wrong please correct me.

Clouded Yellow Butterfly

Brown Hawker

Migrant Hawker

Black-tailed Skimmer

Common Darter

Other butterflies included Small Tortoiseshell

Green-veined White

Common Blue

Tachinid Fly

Is this a Drone Fly?

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

There are still…

…a few insects etc around at work at the moment. Here are some from the last week or so.

Green Shield Bug

Small Copper Butterfly

Female Common Blue Butterfly

Still some Painted Lady’s around

Shaded-broad Bar Moth

Male Common Darter

Female Common Darter

Syrphus species

Conops quadrifasciata


Take off

Garden Spider

Tachinid Fly?

Flesh Fly

Leaf Cutter Bee?

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Two Chiffchaffs…

…and a few Swallows from work.

Chiffchaff number 1

Chiffchaff number 2

The Swallows have finally fledged and there are now quite a few flying around feeding before they set off on their epic journey.