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


Saturday, 24 June 2017

A King an Emperor…

…and other assorted dignitaries. All taken at Clara Vale, Kibblesworth and the River Derwent near Winlaton Mill.

Female Kingfisher in the rain

Male in the rain

A shower in a Hawthorn (female)

Take off

Killing a fish

Ready to eat

It brightened up and it sat in one of its favourite spots (male)

Emperor Dragonfly

Red-veined Darter

Male Broad-bodied Chaser. There were at least six around the small pool but this is the only shot I got. The dog walkers arrived and guess what the dogs got into the pool and everything else disappeared.

Eye to eye. I only realised I had this shot when I got it onto the computer.

Rubbish flight shot of a Four-spotted Chaser

Emerald Damselfly

This young Grey Wagtail was begging for food

The adult brought in a Cranefly

However, the young one spat it out

So the adult tried with something else.

The adult birds were still bring in food when I left

Female Banded Demoiselle. This was the only one I saw and unfortunately, I could not get close enough to get any decent shots

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

It’s almost a week ago…

…since I went looking for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies here are some of the results from that outing. There’s some other stuff as well some of which I haven‘t got a clue as to what they are.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

It could be planes landing

Large Skipper and SPbF

Large Skipper

I have never seen Bees do this before

The one at the bottom (I presume the male) kept squeezing the one at the top (I presume the female)

Nemophora degeerella? Longhorn Moth

Another Longhorn

Small Magpie

Epiblema cirsiand (well it looks like the one in the book)




Shield Bug