Saturday, 27 June 2015

Wild Flowers. 27th June.

Poppies on a shooting range (Armed Forces Day).

Creeping Jenny.


Upper Cherwell Valley: 27th June

River Cherwell:
White-legged Damselfly - 5+ pairs and several individuals (mainly males)
Marbled White - 3+

Borrow Pit pool:
Emperor Dragonfly
Four-spotted Chasers - 2-3
Black-tailed Skimmers - 4+
Red-eyed Damselfly - 2+
(Essex Skipper - 1 deceased!)

Banbury White-legged Damselflies

Visited Grimsbury Reservoir on Thursday for the White-legged Damselflies:

4m & 6f White-legged Damselflies
A few Common Blue Damselflies
1m & 1f Beautiful Demoiselle
A dozen or so Banded Demoiselles

More at Gnome's Birding Diary

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Whitecross Green Wood - 18th June

Black Hairstreak have been flying here since 15th, with numbers likely to peak in the next 7 days

Black Hairstreak

That's a lot of damage for 3 days on the wing!

Sidlings Copse (BBOWT)

Brown Silver-line Moth
Meadow Brown

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cothill Fen reserves - 17th June

More D&D: all three site specialities seen this afternoon

Small Red Damselfly (male)

Keeled Skimmer (female)

Mating Southern Damselfly

Monday, 15 June 2015

Barton Fields, Abingdon 15th June

Variable Damselfly
 ~9 VARIABLE DAMSELFLIES all seen here apart from one here

Many Common Blue, Azure, and Blue-tailed Damselflies
Several Banded Demoiselles
A few Red-eyed Damselflies on the lake

Adam Hartley & Peter Law

Upper Cherwell Valley: 15th June

15+ Black-tailed Skimmers
1 Four-spotted Chaser

3+ Large Red Damselflies
7+ Azure Damselflies
100's Common Blue Damselflies (now outnumbering Azures by about 50:1 !)
10+ Blue-tailed Damselflies
3+ White-legged Damselflies (first time I have recorded them here)

Friday, 12 June 2015

Barton Fields, Abingdon 12 June

At least 6 Variable Damselflies seen today by Richard Lewington following a record of 5+ by Martin Wackenier on 17 May (just received)
Superb Variable Damselfly image (c) Martin Wackenier

Monday, 8 June 2015

'Tales from the Concrete Bank' 8th June Badger along the causeway

Dai John discovered this stripey fella feeding along the causeway at Farmoor reservoir today.

'He' then made a bolt further down the concrete shore before making an escape.

Day Flying Moths

Common Heath
      Yellow Shell

Otmoor. 8th June.

2 Leveret breakfasting in the car park.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Whitecross Green Wood - 7th June

Black Hairstreak are keeping the punters waiting, but these Emperors were worth seeing

Almost mature Emperor

Less mature Emperor
It's in there somewhere!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Water Voles in June

Jo Cartmell filmed these two fantastic Water Voles in Oxfordshire recently.

You can find more of Jo's videos and photos on the Near by Wild website.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Otmoor. 1st June.

Large Skipper.

Scarlet Tiger (caterpillar)

Drinker Moth (caterpillar)