Monday, 1 August 2016

TRIAL BY PICASA

 I have been having problems with Picasa these last ten days and have also installed Windows 10 which seems ok. So have had to learn a new approach to editing pictures to put on my blog,here is the first tentative effort,which seems to be alright although it takes much longer at the moment.
SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY HAM STREET


 REED WARBLERS ARE SUSPECTED TO BE BREEDING AT SAMPHIRE HOE.Another first to go with Raven and Little Grebe.

THE FIRST CHALKHILL BLUE OF THE YEAR AT TEMPLE EWELL


FLEDGLING BEARDED TITS AT OARE males have yellow bills,females dark.



GATEKEEPER


 PURPLE EMPEROR AT FERMYN WOODS




 DARK GREEN FRITILLARY -LULLINGSTONE COUNTRY PARK

 WHITE LETTER HAIRSTREAK-TEMPLE EWELL


 PAINTED LADY

 PEACOCK.
A few from the moth trap,moths may not get the same publicity as their butterfly cousins but they can be just as beautiful,here are just a few from July.
 AUGUST THORN
 YELLOW TAIL
IRON PROMINENT
 BUFF ARCHES
 SWALLOW-TAILED
 SCORCHED CARPET
 BUFF TIP
 BUFF TIPS
 BUFF ARCHES
 RUBY TIGER

ROSY FOOTMAN
PEBBLE PROMINENT

Sunday, 10 July 2016

THE GREAT WHAT KNOT

Last Saturday(2nd July) I was whisked off to Norfolk at 4.30 am to see the Great Knot at Titchwell,in the company of Martin Collins,Paul Holt and Malcom Mcvale,arriving about 8 the car park was already pretty full and after the preliminaries were done we set off for the freshwater marsh,we did quickly locate the bird in amongst the knot flock but it was at the back and only showed well sporadically,but at least we had good scope views.
SPOT THE KNOT.
 KNOT FLYING OFF TO THE BEACH


AVOCET

SOUTHERN MARSH ORCHID
After leaving Titchwell we went to Weeting Heath to catch the Stone Curlews again we had reasonable scope views of a family group of three.No such luck with wood lark or tree pipit.
 STONE CURLEW

 CURLEW AND STONE CURLEW
 GREEN VEINED WHITE
SMALL TORTOISHELL

RINGLET

Back in Kent meanwhile I gave into temptation and went to Allhallows on the Isle of Grain for the male Red Backed Shrike which was seen easily enough but never came close.

 RED BACKED SHRIKE



IS THAT CAPTAIN BIRDS EYE?
 SMALL SKIPPERS

 RINGLET
 SILVER WASHED FRITILLARY

 GOATS RUE Anew plant for Samphire Hoe.
 SMALL SKIPPER
 WHITE ADMIRAL
 FEMALE PEREGRINE KEEPING AN EYE ON JUVENILE BELOW.

 MARVELLOUS MARBLED WHITES

PYRAMIDAL ORCHIDS Having a good year.
A selection of butterflies from Temple Ewell KWT Reserve.
 COMMA
 WHITE LETTER HAIRSTREAK

 MARBLED WHITE

 SMALL SKIPPER ON SELF HEAL

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER-What a sunset.



THATS ALL FOLKS..