Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Beautiful in Winter
Fantastic Summer Plumage
Only a mother could Love

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Banded Demoiselle

Male and Female
Male complete with sperm package
Male approaching Female

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Golden Ringed Dragonfly

Impossible to get all the subject in focus from this angle.
Female because no clasper on the end of the body
The correct angle for the limited depth of field.

Beautiful Demoiselles

Ladies first,but why the drab colour compared to the male ?
This male is not as beautiful in my opinion as the Banded Demoiselle
Doing exactly what the book says , sitting on a leaf mid-stream

Friday, 18 June 2010


Taken some years ago on the Farnes

Thursday, 17 June 2010


Taken on the island of Sanda, off the Mull of Kintire

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


This little fellow was just about to jump

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Black - headed Gull

The last gull for a while

Monday, 14 June 2010

Black-headed Gull

This was the best I could manage with a reflection.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Black-headed Gull

Flying up the River Kent in Kendal

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Black-headed Gull

Celebration of Flight

The next few posts will be of Black-headed Gulls in flight. Almost as beautiful as the terns.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Reed Bunting

This male is just starting to go out of pristine breeding condition, but was on breeding territory, so I did not try to get any closer.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Tawny Owl

Yesterday at Hay bridge Deer Reserve I had a feeling I was being watched