Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Lang Blog

Our summer season finishes this weekend so I thought I would look back at some of the images I have taken during that time. I will be amazed if anyone gets to the end of it, as there are quite a few images. I have started with one taken yesterday but they go back to June, here goes.

Green Woodpecker. I have not seen one for months then this male appeared yesterday. It was disturbed while feeding by someone who I have never seen before and should not have been there in the first place, I could not believe it.

Goldcrest. Quite a few around in the past week.

I don’t have a clue what is going on here. It looks like a couple of Slugs are entwined around some sort of slime, any ideas.

I managed to get close to this young pigeon.

This Wren was sunbathing on a leaf…

…and while it was sunbathing, it was catching flies.




I though at first this Dragonfly was a female Black Darter now I think it is just an old female Common Darter.

Common Marbled Carpet Moth

I watched this spider wrap up a Crane-fly from the time it was first trapped in the web until it hid it away.

Large White Butterfly

Small Copper Butterfly. I have seen quite a few of these at work this year.

Silver Y moth first I have seen at work.


These whites look like aeroplanes stacked waiting to come in to land.

A Mining Bee?

Female Common Darter. After a slow start loads of Darters were seen but there were very few of any other species.


We have some bats at work and as you can see this one was on the ground. I only took one picture then put it back near to where it was supposed to be.

For some reason the Swallows had only one brood this year.


Common Blue Butterfly. Again quite a few this year.

Common Blue

Whitethroat nested this year near the pit heap.


Crane-fly? and Spider

Mating Dingy Skipper



  1. Lovely macro shots Ron, though the Wren spread out on the leaf is a cracker. You were right first time with the dragonfly, tis an old female black darter, and the slugs are probably mating, that sort of mess usually means that. Cheers.

  2. Thanks Alan for the ID on the dragonfly it is the first one I have seen at work. I thought that was what the slugs were doing but could not be sure.