Saturday, 29 December 2012

Butterflies in Northern Thailand

Below is a very small selection of the wonderful butterflies I photographed in Northern Thailand in December 2012. More to follow.

Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus)

Painted Jezebel (Delius Hyparete metarete)

The Common Purple Sapphire (Heliophorus epicles latilimbata)

 Three-spot Grass Yellow (Eurema blanda blanda)

The Cruiser (Vindula dejone erotella)

 Lemon Pansy (Junonia lemonias lemonias)

Red-Spot Jezebel (Delias descombesi eranthos)

Monday, 3 December 2012

Some birds at Laguna Atascosa NWR Texas, April 2012

Below are photographs of just a small number of the birds Chris and I saw at Laguna Atascosa NWR during our visit in April 2012.  A really great birding spot, like so many in Southern Texas.

Altamira Oriole

Green Jay

Common Ground Dove

Mourning Dove

Long-billed Thrasher

Plain Chachalaca 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Some North American Sparrows

A selection of North American Sparrows taken by Chris during our trips to Ohio in 2011 and Texas in 2012.

Chipping Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow

Olive Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Some 'All Black' American Birds

What appears to be a black bird is often much more colourful.  These are just some examples from our recent trips to the US. They all contain beautiful shades of iridescent blues and greens.

Brewers Blackbird

Bronzed Cowbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Selection of Birds Day at Bolivar Flats Texas

These shots were taken by Chris on 10th April 2012 during our trip to South Texas. A really great birding spot for spring migration, as is the whole of the Texas coast at this time of year. 

Royal Tern


Laughing Gull

Red Knot

Black-bellied Plover

Long-billied Curlew

Western Sandpiper

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

More Fungi

Here are four more photographs of British fungi that I've found during the last week or so.  More fungi photographs on my Flickr set

Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare)

Blackening Waxcap (Hygrocybe conica)

Turkey Tail Fungus (Trametes versicolor)

Common Cavalier (Melanoleuca polioleuca)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Some Common British Fungi

I'm at last finding time to learn about British fungi.  Below are four common ones I've found recently.  More to follow as the autumn progresses. 

Honey Fungus (Armillaria mellea)

Blushing Bracket (Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Shaggy Inkcap (Coprinus comatus)

Southern Bracket (Ganoderma australe)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tricolored Herons, Texas

This set of Tricolored Heron photographs was taken from the boardwalk at South Padre Island in South Texas on 13th April 2012.  A really wonderful bird.