Saturday, 29 June 2013

Early Summer

Just a small selection of some of the wonderful things I encountered locally during the month of June.

Cotton grass

Male Common Blue Damselfly 

Female Large Red Damselfly

Male Pheasant

Mating Poplar Hawk Moths

Ragged Robin

Grass Snake

Friday, 24 May 2013

A Variety of Spring Plants

A small selection of the wonderful colours of spring found on a variety of local plants. 

Blackthorn in flower

Snake's head Fritillary

Chestnut candles


Lords and Ladies

Wall Pennywort



Saturday, 4 May 2013

Some Spring Warblers

All these warblers have arrived from their winter quarters and can be found in the British countryside at present.



Garden Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler

Lesser Whitethroat

Reed Warbler

Sedge Warbler


Willow Warbler

Wood Warbler

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Some birds recently photographed at Pennington Marshes Hampshire

Chris took these photographs of some common birds at Pennington Marshes in Hampshire on 31st March. 


Common Teal

Meadow Pipit

Black-headed Gull




Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Some Large American Flycatchers

Apart from the Eastern Kingbird, which was photographed in Ohio in April 2011, the following large flycatchers were photographed in southern Texas in April 2012.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Couch's Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Great Crested Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Friday, 25 January 2013

More Butterflies from Northern Thailand

Four more butterflies photographed during my visit to northern Thailand in December 2012.  More to follow when I have identified them!

Common Archduke (Nymphalidae Lexias pardalis jadeitina) 

The Common Fourring (Satyrinae Ypthima huebneri)

The Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra agina) 

The White-patched sargeant (Athyma punctata prasobsuki)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Four Dragonflies from northern Thailand

Below are four of the many beautiful dragonflies I encountered near Chiang Rai in northern Thailand during December 2012.  I will post more as I sift through the photographs and endeavour to identify them. 

Male Oriental Scarlet (Crocothemis servilia)

Potamarcha congener

Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora)

Chalky Percher (Diplacodes trivialis)