Friday, July 15, 2011 9:37:53 PM
Here are a few photos from a quick visit to my loacl park. A large skipper.
I also found this white letter hairstreak.
And the ringlets were in flight too.
Flower wise there were a number of lesser bindweed flowers in the meadow.
And the greater bindweed in the hedgerow.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6:47:41 PM
In my visit to the private nature reserve we came a cross a lot of damselflies, but when dipping the lake a couple of the damselfly nymphs looked ready to emerge...and did! Here is a large red eyed damselfly emerging.
Monday, April 11, 2011 9:58:32 PM
Yesterday I had a trip to RSPB Rainham Marshes. The trip was dominated by marsh frogs.
Monday, November 29, 2010 7:24:25 PM
When visiting Pensthorpe one of the highlights was my first ever wild common cranes.
Not a great pic, but still great to see.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 6:46:45 PM
On Thursday Night I popped up to Bedfords Park for one of their owl evenings. A selection of rescued and captive bred owls were shown and flown. This barn owl posed on the perch.
Monday, September 6, 2010 6:15:07 PM
Near the wasp spiders in the previous post, I came across a pair of mating scarce emeralds. Sadly the sun disappeared and I resorted to using the flash.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:28:38 PM
Way back in July (on the 2nd to be precise) I took my best photo yet of a marbled white butterfly.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 10:22:04 PM
Just after christmas I decided to pop into Wildwood near Canterbury as I hadn't been there in a while. The first thing that caught my eye was this white stork which was backlit by the sun
Friday, January 8, 2010 9:41:06 PM
On Wednesday we had our second big fall of snow so I got up at sunrise to go for a walk round the local parks. In the morning it was still snowing at Raphaels Park where the lake was not just frozen in all but a few places, but the ice had a layer of snow covering it, something I don't think I've seen before. Some of the canada geese had decided this was a good place to stand
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 8:21:39 PM
For this post I will return to my trip to Donna Nook. Here I witnessed one of those great moments of wildlife watching. Grey seal pup being born. Be warned if your eating or squeemish, because I had the camera in hand! Its not too graphic and bloody but you have been warned!
Talking to the wardens this seal mum had been there for a number of days (they usually give birth a day or two after arriving).
They were beginning to worry something was wrong.