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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Damselfly - Banded Demoiselle

Banded Demoiselle. 
Colour. The metallic blue are the male and the metallic green the female.
Approximately 45mm in length and flies between April and October

A common species South of middle England, Wales and Ireland.
Usually found near water, but I have found them miles away from any form of water in the past.


Sunday 25 July 2021

The Barley Harvest

Temperatures over the last week or so were around the 30 degree celsius mark in this area. 
This was a good time for the local Farmers to harvest the Barley crop. 
This will always provide me with some photographic opportunities. 

This shot below of the barley was taken about 10 days previous to the harvest.

Shooting these kind of scenes can be a dusty job and it is always best to remain upwind of the Combine Harvester.

Farms that have no use for the bi-product of straw are able to sell it on to Farmers with animals.

Sunday 18 July 2021

A Country Walk

This country walk centred around the site of the Iron Age Fort of Maiden Castle, Dorset which is about a 1.7 miles from my home. There is plenty of nature to see around that area. 
The grass land is unspoilt and only some areas are grazed by sheep. 
The topography of the location is 230 feet to 450 feet above sea level.

Marbled White

Oxeye Daisy


Large Skipper


Common Poppy

Tufted Vetch

Small Skipper

Essex Skipper

Small Heath

Hedge Woundwort

Marbled White

Goat's Beard

Gatekeeper (Male)

Lady's Bedstraw