Monday, 28 May 2018

Small Flutters

Three 'First Brood' small species of butterfly I found this week.
All of which you are likely to find in the same general area of unimproved rough grassland.

Brown Argus





Common Blue





Small Heath



Saturday, 26 May 2018

Dingy Skipper

If you like a challenge then finding and tracking a Dingy Skipper butterfly to enable you to take a few photographs of it is something you should try.
They remain close to the ground in open spaces and when disturbed fly off at speed. 
With only a wingspan of 29mm and their dull brown colouring they are then difficult to follow.






Thursday, 24 May 2018

Whitethroat Collecting Food for the Brood

The best time to shoot images of the Common Whitethroat is when they are searching for food for the brood on the nest. 
I could hear the revealing chattering that gave away the general location of the parent birds. I waited a short period and sure enough they both turned up with food that was destined for the nest. I fired off a few images and then left the area. 
Its always best not to hang around very long when you observe such activity.














Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Yellowhammer

Always a pleasure to see one of our more colourful resident species.





















Monday, 21 May 2018

First Dragons and Damsels

We are having some great weather now and the early Dragons and Damsels are on the wing.

Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly

Male






Banded Demoiselle Damselfly

Male

Female