Saturday, 29 August 2015

Pigney's Wood, Dragons and Hoppers

I went to Pigney's yesterday, a Wood Sandpiper was the only bird highlight, so luckily I saw some other bits.

The targets of today were Grasshoppers and Dragonflies. 

Loads of Dragonflies on the wing including Brown Hawker, Common Darter and Emperor. Also these.

Migrant Hawker

Southern Hawker

As for the Grasshoppers/Crickets I got to see plenty and photograph few but here's what I got.

Common Green Grasshopper

Field Grasshopper

Another Field Grasshopper in brown

Long-winged Conehead

Was hoping for more birds plenty of Chiffchaffs but nothing else yet.

If I have ID these wrong I am sure you will all be able to read James's comments below he's bound to correct me.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Nectarine Warbler

This was the name heard by an elderly lady who was half deaf, it was heard as Cream Warbler and then corrected to Nectarine she went away happy though.

I was lucky enough to get great views of the Burnham Overy Icterine Warbler this afternoon getting these shots.

I only went as its a bird I have seen a few times but have never managed a picture so was pleased with my results.

Got this video also

On the walk up and back I was lucky enough to have a Spoonbill only a few feet over my head, also saw Greenshank, Summer plumage Grey Plover and Whimbrel

also saw these interesting? insects, not something I have noticed before.

Lots of butterflies also with Wall, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Common Blue and the whites, here is a video I got a couple of weeks ago.