Thursday, 16 August 2018

Work & Burdon Moor

In the order they were taken here are some images from work and Burdon Moor.

Agripila Tristella

Udea Lutealis

When you see the sun shining on them you can see why they are called a Small Copper.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure what this is

Wall Brown. 

Common Darter

Roe Deer. One of three seen at work recently

This one was at Burdon Moor


Blue Tit

Meadow Pipit

I thought this was a Little Owl when I looked at it through my binoculars but I wasn’t sure until I pulled it up on the back of the camera. It was just sitting enjoying the early morning sun. This is a very large crop.

Another Common Darter

Common Blue

And another Small Copper

It has been a good year for the Small Copper at work this year.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

In The Garden

This is Mrs B as my wife calls her or Stumpy as I call her as she has only one leg. Now Stumpy seems to be a creature of habit she likes to sit in the same place in our garden every day, in my previous Blog you can see her (not) enjoying the sun. She quite happily sits under a Laural bush nearly all day however, she may not be doing that for very much longer as we have just had a visit from this…

…Sparrowhawk. Not five minutes after Stumpy got up the Sparrowhawk landed on the fence three feet away from where she had been sitting. Watch out Stumpy!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Out & About

Here are some images taken locally over the last few days.

Red Admiral

Blackbird in our garden panting in the heat.

Large White

Small Copper

Male Small Skipper (I think)

Reed Warbler

Female Emperor Dragonfly Ovipositing

Common Blue Damselflies mating

Blue-tailed Damselflies mating

Broad-bodied Chaser

Ruddy Darter


A Wall on a rock

Small White

Common Darter in flight

Peacock Butterfly

Emerald Damselfly

Large White

Green-veined White

Emperor Dragonfly to far away for decent shots

White-letter Hairstreak. They did not come down to the flowers as they have in previous years but stayed in the trees.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Finally Mull Part 7

As I said in an earlier Blog, what attracts people to Mull is the wildlife. Therefore, while I was there I was lucky enough to book a couple of trips on the Lady Jane with Mull Charters. It was one of the best experiences ever with brilliant close views of White-tailed Eagle it has got to be on your to do list if you are on Mull. Here are just a few of the images I took.

Rubbish image I know but it is the first time I have seen two White-tailed Eagles and an Otter together. I mentioned in my previous Blog that I had seen a distant Otter this is it.

Two WTE in a tree they are probably waiting for the Lady Jane to set sail, I am sure I have images of these birds taken from the boat.

While out on the boat we came across these seals with pups.

I thought I would finish this series of Blogs with a sunset taken looking across the Sound of Mull (we didn’t get many)