Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Snake in the Grass

Yesterday we went to a new venue, and were immediately greeted by the purring of a Turtle Dove when we opened the car doors. It then did a wonderful courtship display flight. The am group had fairly good, but brief views of a Cuckoo, but in the afternoon only distant calls were heard. Apart from Reed & Sedge Warblers, sightings of birds were very few & far between, but the site has great potential for late April, and early May, so we will be back!

All photos (c) 2011 Aileen Urquhart unless marked MJF

Grass Snake [MJF]

Turtle Dove [MJF]
Record shot of Turtle Dove [MJF]
Large Skipper

Large Skipper [MJF]

Large Skipper on Yellow Flag Iris [MJF]

Record shot of Linnet

Longhorn Beetle

Red-eyed Damselfly [MJF]


4-Spotted Chaser

Moth sp.


Caterpillar of Large White Butterfly [MJF]


Weevil Threesome

Shield Bugs

Shield Bugs [MJF]

Weevil [MJF]





Freshwater Mussel

Barn Owl pellets

Green Bottle

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