Thursday, 28 August 2014

COMMON SANDPIPER & GREY HERON STITHIANS RES 28/08/2014





Just a few images of a visit to Stithians Res this Morning, all taken with the 400mm Lens, for the sandpipers I used A 1x4 extender and for the heron a 2x.
Also nice to see you John and have a catchup.





COMMON SANDPIPER.




COMMON SANDPIPER.




GREY HERON.



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER STITHIANS RES 26/08/2014





Caught up with the Little-Ringed Plover at Stithians Res yesterday afternoon,with some nice views in front of the hide.
This juvenile bird has been around for a couple of days,and with some other species picked up around the county it looks like the Autumn migration is under way.  




LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).




LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).



DUNLIN & LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).



Monday, 18 August 2014

FULL MOON & BAR HEADED GOOSE.






These images were taken over the last week, the moon was taken last Monday when it was at its nearest point to Earth in the last 20 years.
The Bar Headed Goose was taken at Hayle Estuary on Sunday and has been there for a few days, although it is possibly an escapee it is not ringed so as far as I am concerned it is added to the year list.





FULL MOON  (FROM CARN MARTH ).



BAR-HEADED GOOSE.




BAR-HEADED GOOSE.



Monday, 4 August 2014

BUTTERFLIES & DRAGONFLIES GWITHIAN 30/07/2014



Once again apologies for the lack of posts,I have been having PC problems for the last couple of months. So I have upgraded from XP to windows 7 after  a number of installations issues its now working reasonably well. Also have been away for a week into the Cotswolds which was very enjoyable.
So these images were taken last week on a visit to Gwithian NR , and just shows how the butterfly activity has improved with the hot weather.







SMALL SKIPPER.




COMMON DARTER.




DARK GREEN FRITILLARY (FEMALE ).




GATEKEEPER.




GOLD-RINGED DRAGONFLY.




PALE CLOUDED YELLOW.




PEACOCK.




RED ADMIRAL.




SMALL COPPER.




MEADOW BROWN.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.




SPECKLED WOOD.




Wednesday, 16 July 2014

CARNON VALLEY NR 15/07/2014





Spent a nice couple of hours at Carnon valley NR yesterday morning, the object of the visit was to try and find Greyling Butterflies which are local to the area. Insect activity was very quiet and it took me quite a long time to locate a solitary Greyling which was very active and difficult to Photograph.
I also had a few other species which are included in the post, I was really pleased with the Labyrinth  Spider which I found on a patch of heather, and managed to coax out of its hole by tickling its web with a piece of grass. 




GATEKEEPER.




GREYLING.





HAWTHORN SHIELD BUG.



LABYRINTH SPIDER.



Wednesday, 2 July 2014

MIXED BAG 02/07/2014





A few images from a couple of trips during the last week, at last the warm weather is bringing a few species around.
So hopefully the rain forecast for the next couple of days will not put a damper on the activities.




BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER.




GOLD-RINGED DRAGONFLY.





RED ADMIRAL.




RINGLET.





RINGLET.




SMALL SKIPPER.





SMALL TORTOISESHELL.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.



SPECKLED WOOD.




THE CINNABAR CATERPILLAR.





Thursday, 26 June 2014

MOTH WEEK 25/06/2014



As its been about three weeks since I've posted anything thought I had better put a few images up.
The truth is although its been beautiful weather I have not been out with the cameras,instead I have been clearing up my neighbours garden for him as it was very over grown and at 93 years young he's not able to do it any more, still have a little bit to do but the bulk of it is sorted.
So back to the post, I have put the moth trap out three nights this week and have averaged between twenty and thirty moths each night, although this is a small amount it suits me fine as I can get through them quite quickly.
So these images are some of the species trapped, I will mention they are all released back into the trees when I've finished.
Also went down to Godrevy Wednesday morning and had a few things, I will post these next time after I have sorted them.





BUFF ERMINE.




BUFF TIP.




HEART & DART.




MARBLED WHITE SPOT.





MOTTLED BEAUTY.



RIBAND WAVE.




SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER.




SHOULDER-STRIPED WAINSCOT.




SMALL ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH.





SMALL MAGPIE.



SMALL MAGPIE.




SMALL PHOENIX.



Friday, 30 May 2014

BUGGING AROUND 30/05/2014.





Spent last Tuesday and Wednesday morning wandering around Godrevy looking for Bugs and whatever else I could find.
Tuesday was a glorious morning with plenty of activity so the macro lens was working overtime, taking around 75 shots with some great species new to me.
So back home and downloaded them on to the computer, put card back in the camera and formatted it off.
I then realized I had only downloaded 23 of the images and all the best ones were erased, I can say I was really annoyed with myself, and that's what found me back again on Wednesday morning to see if I could find any of these species again.
Needless to say I did not find any as the morning was much colder and things were not so active, anyway I did manage to get some new species to make up for the ones I lost which was some consolation.  






BUG ( Rhopalus Subrufus ).




GREEN SHIELD BUG.




HUNTING SPIDER ( Pisaura Mirabillis ).
New Species on List.




SNIPE FLY ( Rhagio Scolopaceus ).




ROVE BEETLE (Paederus Littoralis ).
New Species on List.





SAND WASP ( Ammophila Sabulosa).
New species on list.



SAND WASP ( Ammophila Sabulosa).
New species on list.




SPOTTED CRANE FLY (Nephrotoma Appendiculata )
New species on the list.




THE CINNABAR (Tyria Jacobaeae )




GODREVY LIGHT.
This was the view from the sand dunes on Tuesday morning.

This view was taken with the 70-300 mm lens which I am finding to be very versatile and a great addition to the bag.