Thursday, 20 July 2017

I wish I had gone…

…to Kibblesworth the other afternoon (18th) instead of were I was especially after seeing the pictures of the Purple Hairstreak there. I did see quite a few Hairstreaks but only manage to get one picture they would not come close or stay still. I did however get a couple of Kestrel. They landed in a tree with the sun directly behind them so I had to compensate a bit for the light. The Small White, Robin and Ladybird were taken at work the same day.

There is a Purple Hairstreak there it’s the only shot I got


Small White

Juvenile Robin


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Butterflies & Moths

A few taken yesterday at work and the A1.

Shaded Broad Bar

Meadow Brown

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell


Burnet Moth

White-letter Hairstreak. I have seen them in better condition


Sunday, 16 July 2017


An early morning and late afternoon visit to Kibblesworth on Friday produced very little in the way of Dragonflies. Common Darters were the only ones seen along with a number of Damselflies however it was still worth a visit.

Common Darter

Blue-tailed Damselfly (rufescens-obsoleta)?

Emerald Damselfly

Blue-tailed Damselfly (typica)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (rufescens-obsoleta)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (rufescens)

Meadow Brown

Small Heath

Cinnabar Caterpillar

This Hoverfly was about to land on the Ragwort where the Caterpillar was

Another Hoverfly?


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Just a few of…

…the images I have taken, at various locations, over the last couple of weeks.

Found a couple of pairs of mating Skippers

Black-tailed Skimmer

I haven’t a clue as to what is going on here

Blue-tailed Damselfly (violacea?)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (rufescens-obsoleta)

Black-tailed Skimmer

Four-spotted Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

Red Admiral

Willow Warbler

Lattice Moth

Big crop and not very good but first time I have caught a Swift drinking

Swallow pulling shapes

Common Sandpiper


Silver Ground Carpet

He might be a small Toad but I certainly would not like to meet it on a dark night it looks to be a right ruffun

Mating Ringlet Butterflies