Sunday, 5 July 2015

Purple Emperor. Bentley Wood.04/07/2015



Travelled from Cornwall to Bentley Wood which straddles Hampshire and Wiltshire in search of the enigmatic Purple Emperor butterfly. We were very fortunate to find this male taking up minerals on one of the many paths in the wood.  It loitered there for at least two hours, occasionally flying around and through the legs of it's gathered admirers. Other highlights included good views of Goshawk over the wood. Yet another Fantastic day at Bentley!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Porth Joke Poppies



The Poppy fields at Porth Joke near Crantock on the north Cornwall coast were at their glorious best on our visit today.

Gynandromorph Silver-studded Blue. Penhale Dunes. Cornwall.



This Gynandromorph  was found among what was probably thousands of Silver-studded Blues at Penhale Dunes in Cornwall while on a field trip with the Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society....http://www.cornwallbutterflyandmothsociety.org.uk/

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Birds in Monochrome




It's been an 'age' since my last post. So decided to put this up. I have been playing around with my editing suite lately. Got inspired by this track 'Cassette' by Stumbleine..... Asked his permission to use it and this is the result.......Hope you like it!!!

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Female Montagu's Harrier, Croft Pascoe. The Lizard, 26/04/2014



This female Montagu's Harrier was found at Croft Pascoe on The Lizard. These elegant raptors no longer breed in Cornwall and are only seen in the county during Spring and Autumn migration as they pass through heading to and from their breeding grounds in Eastern Britain.
I filmed her battling against the wind as she hunted over the heathland.


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Bottlenose Dolphin. Newlyn.



A Bottlenose Dolphin has been frequenting the harbour at Newlyn in West Cornwall for the past week or so. It is very inquisitive and investigates just about every passing boat and often plays with the buoys outside the harbour mouth as seen here.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Brünnich's Guillemot. Portland Harbour. Dorset.




Twitched the Brünnich's with Steve Rogers and Dan Eva.

The Brünnich's Guillemot or Thick-billed Murre is distributed across the polar and sub-polar regions of the Northern Hemisphere where four subspecies exist; one lives on the Atlantic and Arctic oceans of North America (U. l. lomvia), another on the Pacific coast of North America (U. l. arra), and two others which inhabit the Russian arctic (U.l.eleorae and U.lhecleri) so this very obliging one at Portland Harbour in Dorset is somewhat off course, being over 1500 miles from it's normal wintering grounds.