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 […]

Jul 152012
 
Local Patch Strikes Again - 15th July 2012

I decide to take a walk round Staunton Harold Reservoir this morning, my “Local Patch”.     It proved to be a good move as no sooner on site I discovered two female Common Scoter. The birds were sat in the middle of the reservoir at the dam end and the first record here for […]

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