Wednesday, 31 July 2013

More Otmoor Lizards

These babies were tiny, much smaller than they look ijn these pictures

Juvenile Common Lizards
two's company

and three's a crowd

Monday, 29 July 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Otmoor. 28th. July.

Common Lizard.

Common Lizard (imm.).
Two of a total of eight lizards seen this morning, in the purpose built habitat by the approach to the first screen.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Rare Micro Moth

I caught this Metalampra Italica this morning in my trap. It's only the second ever record for the Upper Thames Branch recording area, the first being on the 15th of this month. The first ever record in the UK was in 2003 so it's just starting to colonise from Italy, the only other location where it is found.

Metalampra Italica

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Otmoor. 24th July.

                                                         Car Park field.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Aston Rowant NNR, 22nd July

Two of the reserve's late summer butterfly species are now flying

Silver-spotted Skipper

Chalkhill Blie

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Abingdon Hedgehog July

Please click the cog to view at 720p

One of two prickly fellas that arrive each night
outside our home for their Go-Cat biscuit fix.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Letcombe Bassett 19th July

...all these bugs!

It's time to get a bit more 'Disney Channel' with a couple of Roe Deer pics.

Black-tailed Skimmer at Farmoor

Several of these seen this afternoon around Shrike Meadow and the Thames path

Black-tailed Skimmer

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Essex Skipper in north Oxford

If the diagnostic antennae are in focus, the rest might not be

Essex Skipper
Burgess Field Nature Park

Bernwood Forest 18th July


Silver Washed Fritillary with Comma in background

Purple Hairstreak

White Admirals

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Otmoor. 16th. July.

                                                       Four-Spotted Chaser.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

South Oxfordshire 16th July

White Letter Hairstreak

Tale of the Tortoise and Hare-streak

The devious Gnome may have got there first, but everything comes to he who waits

White-letter Hairstreak, South Oxon site
(no Gnomes seen today)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Otmoor. 14th July.

Grass Snake, one of several to been seen in the car park field this morning.
Narrow-boarded Five spot Burnet Moth
Deer Fly
Thanks to Mr Wyatt and Bull for identifications

Burnwood 14th July a.m

2 Purple Emperor
3 Purple Hairstreak
White Admiral (several)

(per Keith & Shirley Clack)

Cothill Fen, 14th July

Small Red Damselfly