Saturday, 27 July 2013

Marazion Waders And Gulls

Waders have started on their return journeys from their breeding grounds, with Wood Sandpipers visiting Marazion. Below I have depicted a Green Sandpiper, a pair of Black Tail Godwits, a Dunlin (with a Green Sand) and a 2nd summer Mediterean Gull.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rambling Lanes

I have been rambling around my local lanes very close to my house and it is surprising what you find.

Soldier Beetles
Red Admiral feeding on bramble
 Ringlet, what seemed like hundreds in a meadow.
 Red Admirel, very powerful flyers
 Emperor Dragonfly ( I hope)
 Identification aids, if I got it wrong above, blame it on the becks.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Beautful Demoiselle

I have been looking for the Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly around our local river in Tregeseal for two years,what used to be a common species seemed to have disappeared. Last year, the weather was so poor, with flooding scouring the river bed ,and low temperatures I had my doubts whether I would see them again locally. However yesterday I noticed a male guarding territory, so I entered the river to photograph it, a female arrived on the scene and they immediately went into their mating ritual .


 The mating wheel, Known as in tandem

 The female egg laying (ovipositing)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pendeen Butterflies

With the report of high numbers of Silver Studded Blue butterflies, I went to a location at Pendeen ,not far from where I photograph seabirds to capture images of this superb little butterfly.

Silver Studded Blue
 Small Heath

 Six Spot Burnett


Pendeen Watch

I had a session down at Pendeen before our holiday, here are a couple of shots.

 Gannet after diving for fish
 Guillemot flying close to The Wra