Thursday, 29 June 2017

A few from work, again

We have had a family of four Wrens fledge form a nest in the drift mine at work. They have nested in the mine for the last three years at least, always choosing a different hole in the wall to build their nest. This is the first time I have seen them fledge. Three of them left the mine before visitors arrived but one of the guides had to carry the fourth out while he was taking a tour down the mine. I have also added some other images that I have taken at work over the past couple of weeks.

Young Wren in our drift mine

The Adult birds were trying to tempt them out with food.

On its way out of the mine

Clinging to the drift mine gates before making it to the grass bank above

The majority of Damselflies I have seen at work so far this year are Large Reds

This one landed next to a Shield Bug

Plenty of Common Blue Butterflies. I wish the background hadn’t been as messy it could have been a canny shot

A fair few Ringlets about as well

Hoverfly hovering

I like the colour of its eyes

Common White Wave moth



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cheers Alan

I spent a cracking couple of hours photographing Banded Demoiselle with Alan Mould ( yesterday. Four males were around but sadly, we did not see any females. I will have to go back not only to try to get the females but because honestly, I don’t think I have done justice to these superb little things. Once again cheers Alan.



It did this wing opening a couple of times

Look closely it is doing what Demoiselles do

It sat and sat and allowed me to get quite close

A type of Wasp?

Longhorn Beetle


Monday, 26 June 2017

Another canny day at Kibblesworth

I set off for Kibblesworth hoping to find another Red-veined Darter unfortunately, I didn’t. However, I still had a canny day seeing…

Broad-bodied Chaser

Mating wheel. Of course, it had to be against the light

Female in flight

Egg laying

Photo bombed

Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Black-tailed Skimmer

This Emperor Dragonfly got into difficulties in the water

After a bit of splashing about

It managed to get out, dry itself off and fly away

Four-spotted chaser

In flight

I was going to take a picture of an open Lilly flower when these Azure Damselflies flew into view

So I took pictures of the Damselflies instead