Sunday 31 July 2022

31 July 2022 - Ruby-tailed Wasp and friends on Bryher, Isles of Scilly

Ruby-tailed Wasp on the entrance gate to Veronica's Farm, Bryher, Isles of Scilly. Had always wanted to photograph these beauties - and there they are just ten paces from the quay. Simply stunning!

31 July 2022 - Lesser Yellowlegs on Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Moulting adult Lesser Yellowlegs from the SwarovskiOptik hide on Tresco, IOS, this afternoon. 

31 July 2022 - Rockpooling on St Martins, Isles of Scilly

Lots of fun wee beasties during an enjoyable rock-pooling visit to St Martins - as ever, a favourite activity on a favourite island and our favourite archipelago! 

Tuesday 26 July 2022

26 July 2022 - Violet Sea Snails! Bryher, Tresco & St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

A highlight of this trip to Scilly was the prospect of finding Violet Sea Snails. A fabulous wee find from the tropics - these snails have a float (there's probably a better name for them!) which keeps them up at the surface where they follow the ocean's currents until they bump in to Portuguese Man O'Wars - which they (the snails) then eat!

Saturday 16 July 2022

16 July 2022 - Black-tailed Godwits at Oare Marshes

Nice lot of Black-tailed Godwits at Oare Marshes on the way home yesterday - freshly back here on their wintering grounds. Not always the easiest species to snap as they power through... 

Sunday 10 July 2022

10 July 2022 - Rock-pooling at Botany Bay, Kent

 Spent a couple of fun hours with Max, rock-pooling in Botany Bay - lots of fun finds!

Saturday 2 July 2022

2 July 2022 - Dene Park Wood

A great trip to Dene Park Woods yielded many highlights! Golden-ringed Dragonfly, hite-legged Damselfly, Silver-washed Frit, Purple Emperor, White Admiral...