Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Recent Flutters and Flappers

A collection of recent images taken of Butterflies and Birds in the local area.

Large White (F)

Lulworth Skipper (F)

Large Skipper (M)

Grey Heron

Black-headed Gull

Little Egret

Collared Dove

Robin

Small White

Small Tortoiseshell

Mute Swan (F)

Wood Pigeon

Rock Pipit

Reed Warbler

Linnet (M)

Meadow Brown (F)

Large Skipper (F)

Ringlet (M)

Gatekeeper (M)

Small Heath

Red Admiral

Marbled White (M)

Red Admiral

Painted Lady (F)

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Marbled L'amour

A mating pair of Marbled White Butterfly


The brown markings of the female are quite obvious in this image below.
In fact the species is more closely related to the various 'Brown' species rather than its name suggests.


As is often the case there is always another male trying to get in on the act.







The flight time of this species is between mid June and the end of July.
I have found it just about everywhere I go in my area at the moment.


Sunday, 21 June 2020

Little Owl - Single Image Post



One of the Portland Little Owls that are resident in a small quarry.
It is a challenge to get a decent shot of them. 
If they see you first which they invariably do, then it is too late. They disappear back under cover of the rocks. 

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Swan Vista

One of the resident Mute Swan families at Radipole Lake Weymouth.






Friday, 19 June 2020

Meadow Brown - Single Image Post

Meadow Brown (Female)

The Meadow Brown butterfly is quite a common sight now as it flies low over open ground.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly

Norfolk Hawker (Male)

The Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly is a rare and protected species in the UK, which was originally restricted to Norfolk. However recently it has been recorded at more locations away from that area.

I was fortunate yesterday on a visit to Radipole Lake Weymouth to be able to photograph this species both singularly and a mating pair.




Sunday, 14 June 2020

Marbled White - Revisited

Having observed briefly a single Marbled White butterfly earlier in the week, I revisited the area at Portland to search again.
I found two of the species feeding on the greater Knapweed flower.
As you can observe, they were both joined by Jewel Beetles.