Sunday, 31 May 2015

Shellingford Pit: 30 May

2 Four-spotted Chasers
1 Broad-bellied Chaser
2 Red-eyed Damsels
3 Blue-tailed Damsels
Four-spotted Chaser (c) Stephen Burch
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All records welcome

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Otmoor Insect

Anyone have a name for this beautifully coloured Fly on Otmoor? 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Winging the Blues in Oxon - 27 & 28th May

Aston Rowant Adonis

Small Blue at Hagbourne railway embankment

Common Blue

Brown Argus
Eds: More on Peters superb Ramblings and Scribblings Blog


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Goring 27th May

Manage to find a Club-tailed Dragonfly crawling out of the river at the railway bridge at Goring this afternoon. I was treated to point-blank views whilst it dried off in a nearby tree before it flew off.

Freshly emerged Club-tailed Dragonfly

Monday, 25 May 2015

Otmoor Damsels - 25th May

Help with ID-ing these damselfly forms would be appreciated. My guesses are in the captions
Female Azure?

Female Azure?
Female Azure?
Immature Red-eyed?

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Day Flying Moths

                                                               Silver-ground Carpet
                                                           Small Yellow Underwing

Goring Railway Bridge: 23rd May

Club-tailed Dragonfly emergence!



(c) Stephen Burch

Otmoor RSPB: 23rd May








Thursday, 21 May 2015

Sunday, 17 May 2015

I'm awake and I'm Hungry!

                                              Female Banded Demoiselle and May-Fly

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Otmoor 13th May.

Downy Emerald.

Broad-bodied Chaser (imm).
Downy Emerald was seen half way up to the first screen C.9:30 A.M.
per K.C.& P.G.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015