Sunday, 14 May 2017

Cuckoo Sat 13th May

Spent the day in Surrey with great company photographing this very obliging cuckoo.









Thursday, 4 May 2017

Bernwood Meadows BBOWT Reserve, 4th May

Thousands of orchids in flower in the meadow today, also hundreds of Adders tongue fern and Cowslips.

 Green Winged Orchid

 Green Winged Orchid

 Green Winged Orchid

 Green Winged Orchid

 Green Winged Orchid

 Green Winged Orchid

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Kingfishers, Saturday 29th April

 Kingfisher

 Kingfisher

 Kingfisher

 Kingfisher

 Kingfisher

 Kingfisher

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Farmoor Sunday 23rd April

I made another visit to Farmoor first thing this morning which was as grey and dull as the last time I came, although it did brighten up later. The Bonaparte's gull was again on the south side of FII flying around annoying the Great crested grebes and snatching their fish as soon as they came up from a dive.I managed to get more shots of the bird but the light really wasn't that great!

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Bonaparte's gull

 Black headed gull

 Black headed gull

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Farmoor Bonaparte's gull 20th April

I finally managed to find some time to catch up with the Bonaparte's gull at Farmoor this morning, unfortunately it must of been the most miserable day of the month so far with low cloud, mist and rain. Luckily the bird was showing well stood on a platform on the south side of FII with a Black headed gull. The bird looked almost as miserable as the weather. Fortunately I was able to grab a few shots.

 Bonaparte's Gull

 Bonaparte's Gull

 Bonaparte's and Black headed Gull

 Bonaparte's in flight

 Bonaparte's Gull

Monday, 3 April 2017

Iffley Meadows, Snake's heads 3rd April

 Snake's head Fritillaries

 Snake's head Fritillaries
Thousands in flower today.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Whitecross green & Aston Rowant Sat 2nd July

With Whitecross green Nature reserve only being a mile down the road from where I live and no work, I thought instead of staying in bed I would get up to try and photograph some roosting Marbled whites. I arrived on site at 5.45 am and wasn't that hard finding them.

 Mating Marbled whites

 Marbled white

 Marbled white

 Marbled white
I spent a few hours here and then headed home. With Julie now out of bed we decided to head up to Aston Rowant NNR for Orchids and Butterflies. Hundreds of Common spotted orchids were in flower along with Pyramidal, Fragrant, Twayblade, Frog and a single Bee orchid. A Common spotted X Chalk Fragrant orchid was also found. Butterflies seen were Large white, Common blue, Meadow brown, Marbled white, Ringlet, and Julie spotted a single Dark green fritillary.

 Pyramidal orchid

 Frog orchid

 Frog orchid

 White Common spotted orchid

 Common spotted orchid

 Common spotted orchid

 Pyramidal orchid

 Common spotted X Fragrant orchid