Nov 182012
 
A Dippidy Doodah Day

Missed the Hoodie – drat… but a new tick – an Ivy Bee – NOT – Miss Identified !! You can't win em all, as they say. We missed out today (18th Nov) on the Hooded Merganser at Pagham Harbour, apparently seen to fly off late afternoon on Saturday 17th November. Well it had done […]

Sep 082012
 
A week on the island of Madeira - 27th August 2012

A week on Madeira to re-charge the batteries and to relax and take things easy for a few days.   Not so easy when the hotel gardens were full of Monarch Butterflies and two species of Blue Butterflies that were incredibly difficult to photograph. I had also lined up 2 afternoon seabird and Dolphin trips to try and […]

Jul 282012
 
Finally - the Last One! - 28th July 2012

My quest to photograph all the resident breeding British Butterflies finally came to an end this afternoon. Holly Blue was photographed along a local Nature Trail in Stretton, Staffordshire, called the “Jinny Trail”. During the past week I was sure that second generation Holly Blue would emerge in the warm sunshine. Sure enough, Anita & […]

Jul 212012
 
Warm Weather at Last - 21st July 2012

At last, some warm sunshine has arrived after almost continuous dull grey and wet  weather for what must have been 8 weeks or more.     Most reservoirs in my county of Derbyshire are now classed as 99.5% full. To-day I joined Barrie, Anita & Elliott on a Butterfly walk around Foremark Reservoir. The walk […]

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