Thursday, 21 June 2018

Not far from…

…the village I live in there is a small pond which I am keeping an eye on. It has the potential for Dragonflies and Damselflies there have been a few of the latter but unfortunately none of the former. However, I have seen quite a few other insects and butterflies.

Scorpion Fly


Speckled Wood

Meadow Brown

A type of Weevil I think

Large Skipper

A type of Bee Fly I think


Click Beetle

Click Beetle

Azure Damselfly

Aphelia Unitana

Timothy Tortrix

Large Yellow Underwing found in the garden

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Kibblesworth on the 18th

A couple of days ago I had a walk around Kibblesworth Brick Ponds, (nice to meet up with Alan M and his mate) and it was a canny day. Here in no particular order are the images from the walk.

Small Heath

Ringlet, my first of the year

Burnet Moth, again my first of the year

Silver Y

Common Blue Butterfly

Yellow Shell

Speckled Wood

Brimstone Moth

Emperor Dragonfly

Mating Blue-tailed Damselfly

The injured Mute Swan seems to be doing o.k.

Four-spotted Chaser

Emperor Dragonfly

Black-tailed Skimmer

Head on


Record shot of a Banded Demoiselle hiding among the nettles next to the small pull in at Lamesley

Saturday, 16 June 2018


Target was Broad-bodied Chaser but I could not get near them when they perched up so I had to try to get flight shots. They were far too far away for anything decent but I did manage a couple of shots. It was the same with the Emperor Dragonfly, far too far away. I did however manage to get quite close to some mating Blue-tailed Damselfly. At the bridge near Lamesley water meadows Banded Demoiselle were flying around under the bridge.

Mating Blue-tailed Damselfly

Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Emperor Dragonfly

Four-spotted Chaser

In flight

Mating Hoverfly

Male and female beetles


Type of Hoverfly?

Common Blue Butterfly first of the year for me

Newly emerged Toad/Frog

Male Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle