Saturday, 28 June 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Elephant Hawkmoths 25th June


In moth trap this morning

Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Elephant Hawkmoth

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

One feeding on catmint in private garden in Kingston bagpuize this evening.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Otmoor RSPB Butterflies

Black Hairstreak courtesey of Paul Greenaway

Clouded Yellow along the track which leads south from the hide

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Aston Rowant NNR (N) - 19th June

A selection of late afternoon butterflies from the hillside above the M40

Dark Green Fritillary
(sorry about the clutter)

Fresh Marbled White

Uncluttered female Common Blue
(with good blue flush)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Black Hairstreak 13th June

No less than thirty of these beauties this afternoon

Warbler Alley Damsels

Cloud usually rolls in when I arrive there, but Otmoor's Roman Road (aka Warbler Alley) still delivers

Azure Damselfly (fem)

Blue-tailed Damselfy

Emerald Damselfy (teneral)

from King's Copse Park, Garsington (see 10 June post)

There are more flying each evening, loads of  'em

Wolvercote : Club-tailed Dragonfly

Feeding on a Banded Demoiselle high up in a willow. Also a female Clouded Yellow butterfly on Thames path.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Shanty Town Tigers

It's not yet the irruption year that I expected, but Scarlet Tiger moths are now flying in good numbers at King's Copse Park, Garsington.

Each summer my wildlife garden plays host to ...

... these little beauties

Bee Orchid
another of KCP's hidden treasures


Bee Orchid.

Car Park. Farmoor Reservoir.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Friday, 6 June 2014

The naming of the Shrew

Both myself and Mike Flemming observed this Shrew sp which was rolling amongst the 
grass along the bridleway. It did this for approximately five minutes before disappearing.
Not sure of its name or its actions.

Both photos courtesey of Mike.

(Apologies for the dreadful pun)

Otmoor.A.M.6th June.

Essex Skipper.

Common Lizard.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Monday, 2 June 2014