Thursday, 26 September 2013

3CY Caspian Gull, Newbie, Solway Firth, 23 9 13

A nice 3CY Caspian Gull on the mud-flats at Newbie. Genuine ones must be quite rare in Dumfries and Galloway.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Rutland Water

Lyndon Reserve, August

 Spotted Flycatcher with Common Blue Damselfly

Juvenile Willow Warbler

Lesser Whitethroat

Common Whitethroat

Rutland, Summer 13

Bee Orchid

Rock Rose

Surely better looking than many of the sexy species that people travel the country to see?

Commoner this year than of late.

Small Copper

Painted Lady, Lyndon Reserve

Huge Horse-fly. Photos point to Tabanus sudeticus but I'm no expert. Lyndon Reserve.

Photographed this ugly sod on a gate post at the Lyndon reserve. Need to id it still 

Male 5R fishing in Manton Bay, June-August

I just missed the fish (Roach) as it jumped clear of the water, hence the splash.

5R perfected the art of taking small pike from among the rafts of algae

Small pike just visible in talons