Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Short Eared Owl

A few heavily cropped images of Short Eared Owl which flew by this evening .

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Purple Hairstreak 28th July

A purple hairstreak was seen at the Barden watchpoint on the trees in the keepers garden.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Re: Median Wasp - Dolichovespula media

Some doubt now as to it's identity.....could be a similar species called Dolichovespula sylvestris aka Tree Wasp

Stoat at Members Only Res.

In the absence of anything more stimulating, my humble offering for today.


Median Wasp - Dolichovespula media

A couple of poor shots of a Median Wasp taken at Timble Ings on 26th.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

East Riddlesden Hall 26th July

Butterflies Barden Scale

Ringlet & Green Veined White

Unidentified fly - Timble Ings 26/07/08

Can anyone put a name to this fly?

Oxenhope Watchpoint 26-07-2008

Meadow Brown female on thistle (c) 2008
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A few images of Dragonflies taken yesterday at a site within the BOG area. ( Known to most members , but E mail me if want location) at

From the top down they are:-

Azure Damselfly, Coenagrion puella. I posted a similar picture a few weeks ago of the Common Blue Damselfly, the U shaped mark behind the body identifies this species, I think, I'm no expert.

Southern Hawker, Aeshna cyanea (female), Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula,

Four Spotted Chaser, Libellula quadrimaculata, and the Broad Bodied Chaser (male), Libellula depressa.
Cheers Stephen

Friday, 25 July 2008

Butterflies Oxenhope

At last we are we are seeing a few Butterflies around Oxenhope

Butterflies Oxenhope

Thursday, 24 July 2008

More Moths from Riddlesden

Large Yellow-underwings, Scalloped Oaks, V Pug, etc
The Dun-bar
Marbled Beauty

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Moths at Riddlesden July 20th

Double-striped Pug Garden Carpet
Common Marbled Carpet
Dark Arches
Scalloped Oak
Light Emerald
Ribband Wave

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Meadow Pipit at Leeshaw

Meadow Pipit (c) Brian Vickers

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Gulls!! 17-07-2008

BH Gull juv (c) 2008

LBB Gull 2nd summer (c) 2008

LBB Gull adult (c) 2008


Sunday, 13 July 2008

Common Blue

Common Blue male Oxenhope Watchpoint (c) Dave B 2008

Commom Blue female Oxenhope Watchpoint (c) Dave B 2008


Saturday, 12 July 2008


Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood, Bilberry Banks (c) Dave B 2008

Juv Whinchat

Juvenile Whinchat (c) Brian Vickers 2008

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Some Flying Birds

Swifts Going West.... this one in "flap" mode! Even 1000th sec shutter speed couldent quite freeze the wing beats (c) 2008

Swallow with food.. 1000th second adequate for this! (c) 2008


Sunday, 6 July 2008

Wilsden 06-07-2008

Sundog in Cirrostratus this evening (c) 2008

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