Thursday, 30 August 2012

Grass Snake

Knowing where to see these beautiful creatures & a little stealth enabled me to get these shots.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sparrow hawk.

This young bird was present along with another the other flew of but this bird stayed for app: 15 mins.

Lesser redpoll.

This bird has visited our feeder for the last few days.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

An enjoyable day at Blacktoft today with a BOG colleague, produced a couple of "firsts" for me. Waders on show included   Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and Snipe.  (see photos below).
  Other birds seen were Spotted Redshank, Ruff, Bearded Tit and Yellow Wagtail(4). Marsh  Harrier (1juv 1 ad)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The first for stockbridge N/R.

This nuthatch flew on to the feeder on 2-8-12 the very first since the reserve was established.

More lizards

Yesterday was such a scortcher I decided to look again for lizards before the weather alters, I saw 6 adults & the one juvenile' the first picture of the juvenile is what you see naturally the others are zoomed in.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Holly blue

Second brood holly blue defined by large dark band on outer win.


Some of the butterflies found in the B. O. G. area.

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Various shots of males & females on the reserve.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Common Lizards.

These pictures bely the stealth needed to approach these reptiles seen on the moorland fringes above Oldfield.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

2 x Juvenile Crossbills at Timble this afternoon.