Sunday, 17 October 2021

Temporary Change To Blog Posting


My Blog Posting will change for a while.
I have developed a physical problem that prevents me from walking any useful distance. 
This will require medical intervention and a degree of recovery.
So a lot of bird and nature photography is not possible for me now and I will only be posting occasional local scenes for the time being.

I will be back with all of my usual posting at some stage.
I will of course monitor and comment on your posting as usual.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Lodmoor Visit

My images from a recent visit to Lodmoor Reserve, Weymouth.

Things are beginning to improve at Lodmoor in respect of bird life. The first of the winter gatherings are now happening.
Canada Geese have returned in some numbers along with Black-tailed Godwits. 
Regular attenders such as the Great White and Little Egrets are also visible.

Grey Heron





Black-headed Gulls

Bar-tailed Godwit


Canada Geese





Teal Duck in eclipse

Great White Egret

Lapwing

Mallard

Little Egret






From a distance I witnessed this Great White homing in on a fish of some kind.









Saturday, 2 October 2021

Blackberry Eaters

Butterflies currently on the wing.

Two Species that can be still found at this time of year are; the Comma (resident species) the Red Admiral, (migrant species). 
The Comma can be found all the year around. 
The Red Admiral from March to the end of October.


A good place to find both species now is on Bramble bushes feeding from the over ripe blackberries that are a feature of the hedgerows at this time. 
In fact it is the only place I could find them on my recent local walk.















Monday, 27 September 2021

Bees and B's

Photographed in the last few days.
Bumble Bees and Butterflies.
The summer like weather is still providing plenty to see.

Bombus Lucorum


Peacock








Red Admiral




Small Heath


Speckled Wood