Monday, 31 August 2009

Red Underwing, RW

The Wallcreeper of the moth world.

Juvenile Peregrine causing trouble at RW.

Quick sketch of a juvenile Buzzard.

Juvenile Water Rail, RW

Sedge Warbler, RW

2nd cy Peregrine, RW

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Sandpipers, RW, 2nd Aug

Wood Sandpiper

Green Sandpipers

Common Sandpiper

Yellow Wagtail

This male still had young by the way it was behaving.

Platyrhinus Resinosus, RW

Always a pleasure to bump in to this large Weevil although it usually bumps in to you as it fly's around on sunny days.

Puss Moth Caterpillar, RW

Amazingly well camouflaged thanks to the white lines that break up its body shape. This one had a dozen tiny black seed pod like objects attached to it, all of them in the folds of each segment. I'm guessing they were the eggs of a parasitic wasp so i intervened with a hand lens and tweezers. The caterpillar just carried on feeding while i carefully removed each one.

Scopian Flies, RW

Very common in nettle beds but always worth a closer look.

Flower Beetle, Essex

Male Oedemera Nobilis.

Scarce Emerald Damselflies, Essex

During a breeding bird survey visit to Essex i noticed some ditches that looked good for Scarce Emeralds. A quick check revealed 6+. Its always nice to find your own rather than go to the same Norfolk pool as everyone else.