Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Kibblesworth & Chester-le-Street

First, a walk around what some people are now calling Bowes Valley Nature Reserve (to me it is still Kibblesworth Brick Works) for dragonfly. At least four Emperor Dragonfly, a couple of Broad-bodied Chaser and quiet a few Four-spotted Chaser were seen along with numerous Damselflies. Next, it was Chester-le Street roundabout for White Letter Hairstreak unfortunately I did not see any. However at least four male and two female Banded Demoiselle were posing for photographs, as were the Burnet Moths.

Emperor Dragonfly

Broad-bodied Chaser

Small Tortoiseshell my first of the year

Male Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle

Mating Burnet Moth (I have not rotated this picture this is how it was)

Burnet Moth

Large Skipper & Hoverfly

Shaded Broad-bar Moth


Small Skipper (at work) my first of the year

Comma (also at work) again my first of the year

Mottled Pug? (in the garden)

A Geometridae Moth I think (also in the garden)

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


I had a trip out last week to two County Durham quarries looking for butterflies and moths.

Glanville Fritillary. County Durham is a strange place to find one of these butterflies.

Marbled White

Northern Brown Argus

Brown Argus

Meadow Brown

Common Blue ménage a tois

Six-spot and Five-spot Burnet Moths

Five-spot Burnet

Any help with this one please

Lattice Heath

Cinnabar Moth

Chimney Sweeper

Not sure what this insect is can anyone any help with identification please?

Monday, 2 July 2018

Early mornings

I had a couple of early mornings at Burdon Moor last week and some fairly close encounters with the wildlife.

Roe Buck

Brown Hare

Young Swallow


Meadow Pipit

Tawny Owl. Taken not at Burdon Moor but at work

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Work Part 2

A few more images from the last few weeks at work. My identification skills are still not very good so please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any these images.

Moth from the Crambidae family (I think)


Celypha Rivuland

Crambus Lathoniellus

Great Tit


I am going to swat up on my bees



Common Blue Butterfly

Common Blue Butterfly

Soldier Beetle

Another Bee

Common Blue