Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Unusual sightings of Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the early hours of this morning.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Otmoor 3 nov 2013

This roe dear was climbing up the back of the river ray after swimming across.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Otmoor.A.M. 23rd October.

Field Forgetmenot.
Plus one Clouded Yellow seen flying. (per P.G. and T.S.)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Otmoor 19th October

Clouded Yellow Butterfly Otmoor 19th October
Courtesey of Tom Coyne

Thursday, 17 October 2013

There were not many birds to be seen on Otmoor this afternoon, but several dragonflies were hawking over the bridleway leading towards the Wetland hide. They were showing no signs of settling, so I took some in-flight shots, hoping to determine the species, while expecting them to be Migrant Hawkers at this time of year.  This first shot is definitely a migrant hawker:


The second shot, with its prey, looked to me like a Southern Hawker, since there appear to be yellow ante-humeral stripes, but I'm advised it is another (male) Migrant Hawker..


Mike


Common Lizards: Cholsey

Several Common Lizards basking in the sunshine near the Thames in Cholsey.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Otmoor 8th october





Male and Female migrant Hawkers



Darter

Hornet flight



Ichneumon parasitic fly. Amblyteles Armatorius

Comma
 

Hornet chewing bark



Unidentified golden winged and faced fly.  (Id help please)


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Otmoor again, 6th October

Migrant Hawker, male

Migrant Hawker, female


Common Darter in cop


Comma