Thursday, 11 June 2015

LANDS END & ST GOTHIAN SANDS11/6/2015





A few images from a couple of trips this week, the photo's from Lands End were taken on Sunday Morning, the ones from St Gothian Sands were taken on Thursday.





Beetle Gasthrophysa Viridula (St Gothian Sands ).




Family Tachinidae {Gonia Divisa } (St Gothian Sands )




FLY UNKNOWN ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )

This one is only about 3mm in length and not in any of my books, also a quick look on line did not throw up any identification.




GREEN HAIRSTREAK. (LANDS END )




LARGE SKIPPER ( St Gothian Sands). )




WHITETHROAT ( LANDS END )




Friday, 5 June 2015

HARLEQUIN LANDYBIRD ST GOTHIAN SANDS NR 04/06/2015




Hi all this is the Harlequin Ladybird which arrived in the UK in 2004, lovely looking but has a bit of a reputation as a predator.
The Ladybird Survey is asking that any sightings in the UK are reported, I have just submitted this one.
The link to the survey is http://www.harlequin-survey.org/
 Their site gives you all the information about its activities, So if you spot any please send in a report.






Friday, 29 May 2015

BUGS & BUTTERFLIES & BIRD (W/E 29/05/2015



A few images taken during trips out in the past week. I Have managed a few new species I find this  very interesting because there are thousands to find and identify.





Beetle Cantharis Rustica( St Gothian Sands NR 




Beetle Oedemera Nobilis ( St Gothian Sands NR )




Capsid Bug ( St Gothian Sands NR )
This is a new one for me, and as of yet not managed to find the specific species.



Chaffinch ( Buller Downs )




Common Blue ( St Gothian Sands NR )




Hoverfly Volucella Bombylans ( St Gothian Sands )

There are two species of this Hoverfly which mimic the Red-Tailed and White -Tailed Bumble Bee.
This is also a new species. 



Orange Tip Female ( St Gothian Sands NR 




Shield Bug Coreus Marginatus ( St Gothian Sands NR 




Wall Brown( St Gothian Sands NR )




Monday, 18 May 2015

SARDINIAN WARBLER LANDS END 17/05/2015






1st Summer Male Sardinian Warbler at Lands end on Sunday Morning, this is the best I could get of about 10 shots.




Thursday, 14 May 2015

ST GOTHIAN SANDS 12/05/2015





A few images from a couple of hours spent at St Gothian Sands on Tuesday Morning.




Green Veined White  (St Gothian Sands )




Green Veined White  (St Gothian Sands )




Hover Fly Eupeodes Nitens ( St Gothian Sands ).




Small Copper (St Gothian Sands )




True Fly Rhingia Campestris ( St Gothian Sands ).




True Fly Tachina Fera ( St Gothian Sands ).




Wood White ( St Gothian Sands )




Friday, 8 May 2015

ST GOTHIAN SANDS 07/05/2015





Paid a visit to St Gothian Sands NR  yesterday morning. good to see some fine weather for a change.
Not much happening on the Bird front, so decided to see what I could find on the insect front, plenty of common flies around and a few not so common species.
The best of the morning for me was my first images of an Orange Tip Butterfly, and the Ichneumon Wasp was a first also.
So all in all a very enjoyable few hours and hope the weather continues to warm up and bring  out more insects for the lenses.




Cinnabar Moth




Emphid Fly




Hoverfly Syrphus Ribesii




Ichneumon Wasp




Orange Tip Butterfly




Peacock Butterfly




Six Spot Ladybird




Spider Tetragnatha Extensa




STARLING  (Breakfast Found ).



Friday, 24 April 2015

WEEK ENDING 30/04/2015.





Just a quick round up of a few trips from the last week to Marazion, Hayle and Falmouth,as this morning I am going down to the Lizard to set up our annual Ham Radio Station at the Marconi Museum on Bass Point to commemorate Marconi's  birthday.
Would you believe it wind and rain are forecast, so could be an interesting few hours putting up 30ft masts in those conditions.
Anyway I will give an update next week as to how things go, so  The images below were all taken on various trips to the above places during the past week.





CHAFFINCH.





GREAT WHITE EGRET.



HERRING GULL.




REDSHANK.




STONECHAT.




WHEATEAR.






The old Working Boat GRACE coming into Falmouth past St Anthony Light.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

THINGS ARE STARTING TO SHOW (16/04/2015 ).





A selection of images from the past week, good to see some warmer weather and a few smaller species giving the Macro setup its first outing for the year.
So really looking forward to see what turns up in front of the lens in the coming months.




BEETLE ( Notiophilus Biguttatus ).




HOOPOE.




HOOPOE.




HOVERFLY ( Syrphus Rebesii ).




LITTLE RINGED PLOVER.





LITTLE RINGED PLOVER.



SPECKLED WOOD.




TEN SPOT LADYBIRD.




WOODLOUSE.




Tuesday, 7 April 2015

OVER THE MOON 07/04/2015.





Sorry about the weird title and the lack of posts lately, Have not done very much birding over the last few weeks,and the couple of times I have been out its been so cold all the birds have stayed low.
But today it was still chilly , but did make the effort to get out, and I'm glad as I finally managed to get the shot I have been waiting for the past Fifteen years.
Its of a Cetti's Warbler, these reside at Marazion Marsh and all you normally get to see is a split second view as it flits from one bush to another. This morning this one popped up onto a bramble for a few seconds, and although I got off about ten shots only three were of any good and all of a similar pose.
So finally I have got one in the bag and I'm chuffed to bits.
The Wheatear was on Hayle Estuary where we stopped off on the way to Marazion.




CETTI'S WARBLER (MARAZION MARSH ).




NORTHERN WHEATAR (HAYLE ESTUARY ).


This Peacock Butterfly was around the garden all afternoon yesterday and was very obliging as it soaked up the Suns warmth.



PEACOCK BUTTERFLY.





PEACOCK BUTTERFLY.



PEACOCK BUTTERFLY.