Sunday, 24 July 2016


I have been to Kibblesworth a few times over the last few weeks. Here are some images (quite a few images sorry) from those visits. I hope that the identification of some of them is right.


Yellow Shell Moth

Female Blue-tailed Damselfly

Male Blue-tailed Damselfly


Mating Blue-tailed

Common Blue Damselfly and Spider

Common Blue

Large Red



Small Heath Butterfly

Four-spotted Chaser (doing what comes naturally)

Its falling

Water Carpet Moth?

Emerging Dragonfly

Kingfisher first one I have seen at Kibblesworth

Too far away and wrong lens on camera so large crop

Emerald Damselfly?

Female Common Darter

Male Common Darter

Common Darter ovipositing

Common Blue Butterfly

Shaded Broad Bar Moth

Silver Ground Carpet Moth

Emperor Dragonfly



Friday, 15 July 2016

Arnside Knott

Had a day at Arnside Knott yesterday and got my first ever High Brown Fritillary. Also first of the year Dark Green Fritillary, Small Skipper and Six Spot Burnet moth. However, there were very few Butterflies on the wing despite the weather being great. The only one that was flying in any numbers was Ringlets I have never seen as many at one site. In addition, it was nice to have a close (around 25 yards) encounter with a Roe Deer, which stood looking at me while I took its picture then it just walked off.

High Brown Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary

Small Skipper

Six Spot Burnet

Brown Argus

Small Tortoiseshell

Cinnabar Moth

Longhorn Beetle

Roe Deer