Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Repeat Swallows Picture

Stockbridge 30/06/09

Are Swallows allowed to do this at Stockbridge?

Both with 550mm. lens hand held

Sedge Warbler collecting food.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Timble this afternoon

Silver-spotted Skipper Meadow Brown

Four-spotted Chaser (f) Common Hawker - still in process of emergence.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Four Spotted Chaser Private Wetlands today

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Today at Stockbridge and Whetstone Gate.

Banded Demoiselles, Large Red Damsel and Broad-bodied chaser taken at Stockbridge reserve, little owl taken at Whetstone Gate, today.


I think these newts look more like Palmate, smaller and not as spotted as Smooth Newt, single one looks to have webbed hind feet and spike on end of tail also black line through eye. Can anyone tell me for sure from these poor pics taken through a foot of water.

POND LIFE St Ives estate

These Smooth Newts and about 20 more look to be ready to breed.
Big Toad

My book says this is a Backswimmer.

This Leech was climbing out of the water, perhaps it's aspiring to become an M.P.

Monday, 22 June 2009


Here`s a Bee Orchid I took earlier

Sunday, 21 June 2009

A newly emerged Ringlet ta Raw Nook NR

A Six-Spot Burnet moth

Face to face with a male Common Blue

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Tree Pipit today

Tree Pipit at Timble today, ( at least I think its a Tree Pipit. Anybody have any doubts , let me know.

SWIFT Survey

Please look out for Swifts entering nest sites. When found, please note the house number, name of road, town and postcode (if known). Send the info to the folloing e-mail address - swiftsinbradford@sky.com and mention if you are a BOG member or not.


Friday, 19 June 2009

Calling all Orchid buffs

Please can anyone identify these 2 orchids which are now evident at our Stockbridge reserve?
The darker one has spotted leaves. Thanks.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

More birds at feeders

A number of young birds have been feeding in my garden. Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch. Can anybody tell me wether the two Siskins on the feeder together are young ones. Siskins have been feeding regularly since the early spring

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Bullfinch at home this evening

A Bullfinch or sometimes a pair visit my feeders here at Riddlesden regularly, in the early evening . I can almost set my watch by them.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Oxenhope 14-06-2009

Common Blue (male) (c) 2009

Common Blue (male) 2009

Small Copper (c) 2009

Green Hairstreak (c) 2009

Start of a new colony ? (c) 2009


Young Goldfinch

Shot through the lounge window this morning with a short telephoto (300mm)

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Dragons and Damsels 13-06-2009

Male Emperor Dragonfly in Flight (c) S Lilley 2009

Male Azure Damselfly (c) S Lilley 2009

Male Common Blue Damselfly (c) DCB 2009

Immature Male? Common Blue Damselfly (c) DCB 2009

Male Blue-tailed Damselfly (c) DCB 2009

An excursion to Kettlewell Reservoir in search of insects!



Holiday Photos Spain

Rufous bush Robin


As I'm out of action at the moment( accident with my lens ), heres one from a couple of weeks ago by the canal at Riddlesden.