Friday, 30 July 2010


As posted by Shaun, Stonechats are showing well at Whetstone, Here is a shot taken this morning of a juvenile, (I think).

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Brown Hawker

Brown Hawker yesterday , private wetland site

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Erithacus rubecula sub species?

Bird photography opportunities are limited at this time of year , so I was grateful to see this chap on my patio today. Stephen

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Moulting Robin

Double click for detail

Monday, 19 July 2010

Common Blue

Thornton Moor Reservoir.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Some images from my garden

I am pleased to say that Siskin and Redpoll have visited my feeders regularly throughout the summer as well as the previous winter and spring, confirming I think breeding in the area. These shots were taken on Saturday.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Members Only reserve at the weekend

A few images from Stockbridge at the weekend , the Kingfisher was one of a pair that visited whilst I was there . The Garden Warbler put in an appearance, and I hope I'm correct in identifying the third image as a juvenile Garden Warbler.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Mediterranean Gull

1st Summer Med Gull Redcar Tarn

Saturday, 10 July 2010

White letter day

Just one White-letter hairstreak at Dowlet Gap today
A few Comma, lots of Small Skippers and Ringlets, Trench meadow.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Mixed bag from yesterday

I was stopped by the police whilst taking the top image from the roadside , in the Stainburn area , I think they were the high security lot from the early warning station, wasn't much of a problem, they were probably being nosey, although I was parked on a bend with a double white line.
The young Siskin was on my feeder, I am convinced they have bred in the locality(Riddlesden)
The Grouse was one of five, sat together on the wall top at Bradup as I drove by, this is what I would call a drive by shooting.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Luckily photographed this female dotterel on the beach just north of Hartlepool today. Seems early and not where expected!

Beautiful Damoselle

Had to go to the South Lake district to see these rare Beautiful Damoselles which seemed plentifull on a small stream near Barkbooth Lot nature reserve. Also in the area High brown, Dark green, Small pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies. Hawfinch at Sizergh castle were also showing well. Large heath butterflies were flying at Meathop moss.

Thursday, 1 July 2010