Tuesday, 2 June 2020

More of the LEO

One of the Long-eared Owls was out hunting again the other night feeding its chick (which looks bigger than the parent bird sitting next to it) here are some of the images I got.

Hunting LEO

LEO with a meal for the chick

It swapped the Vole from its talons to its beak so it could deliver it to the chick

A curious chick with one of its parents

Also out the other night was this Brown Hare


Sunday, 31 May 2020


Here are a few images of moths from both our garden (first eight) and out and about.

Star of the show from the garden so far a beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth.

A White Ermine

Pale Tussock

Pale Tussock

Common Swift

Heart & Dart

Another Heart & Dart

Rustic Shoulder-knot I think

From out and about Silver Ground Carpet

Silver Ground Carpet

Not sure about this Micro Moth


Nettle Tap


Friday, 29 May 2020

Long-eared Owl

A great night with the LEO. It was around dusk when one of the owls showed up so most of these shots have a high ISO setting so are rather noisy.

It literally flew right in front of me in beautiful evening light.

It caught what looks like a Vole and came straight toward me.

Checking me out

I was about to put the camera away when it landed in a bush not far away.


Thursday, 28 May 2020


I had another look around Bowes Valley Nature Reserve a couple of days ago. There were a few more Dragons around this time.

Four-spotted Chaser

Broad-bodied Chaser

A newly emerged Black-tailed Skimmer

Mating Azure Damselfly

Two’s company three’s a crowd

Newly emerged Damselfly

My first Large Skipper of the year

My first Dingy Skipper of the year

Small Heath

Green-veined White

One from the trap in the garden the other night Clouded Bordered Brindle

The next four are from out and about this one is Silver-ground Carpet

A Wave moth but not sure which

Common Carpet moth

Garden Grass Veneer (I think)

It took loads of shots before I got one of this small Hoverfly in focus (it was only about 5mm long)