An impressive Eyed Hawkmoth today took the Hawkmoth garden species total to 6 this Spring (I have yet to photograph Lime). Other hopeful contenders are the Small Elephant Hawkmoth & the rarer continental migrant Striped Hawkmoth (2 have been trapped on the coast at Bawdsey this weekend!). . .
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Enjoying Moth Photography:
Thursday, 21 May 2009
21st May 2009 - Suffolk
From the bottom: 1 Red Kite over Sutton, Woodbridge on the 19th May (taken with 105mm macro lens), 1 Pine Hawkmoth trapped in the garden, 1 Swift & a very attractive young Robin chick! Enjoying the last few sunny days in Suffolk before heading up to Shetland!
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Sunday 1oth May 2009 - Kent
Black-winged Pratincole . . . .
Sunday afternoon saw us race down to Reculver, Kent to twitch a stunning Black-winged Praticole. We were lucky to arrive 45 mins before it flew off and enjoyed good scope views as it sat on a bank preening. It jumped into the air at one point and caught a bee before bobbing up & down and heading off further down the coast. An enjoyable & successful afternoon!
Monday, 4 May 2009
Lesvos - April 2009 - The Travelling Naturalist
We have just returned from a superb week in Lesvos where we led our 6th highly successful 'Travelling Naturalist' birding trip from the 23rd April - 30th April. We arrived to good numbers of common Spring migrants & enjoyed an excellent week with over 150 species seen. Highlights included Scop's Owl, hawking Eleanora's Falcons, Levant's Sparrowhawk, Cinereous Bunting, Collared Flycatchers, Ruppell's & Orphean Warblers, Krupers Nuthatch, Isabelline Wheatear, Citrine Wagtails & Little Crakes . . . Thank you to all our guests who joined us on such a memorable Lesvos birding experience! We hope to see you all again soon! www.naturalist.co.uk