Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
We spent a day at Wicken Fen yesterday and these four photos are the total for the day! Very few birds (other than ducks in eclipse) were seen and those we did were in full moult like this Blue Tit. Not many butterflies (Brimstones mainly) but hundreds of dragonflies - have all the Hobbies left we wondered.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We were hoping for a lot more species and certainly numbers of butterflies during our recent holiday in Brittany. The weather was as in England, cool, blustery and showery so it was no surprise that butterflies were thin on the ground. We did manage two new species for us - the Map, here in its second brood form (have yet to work out the evolutionary advantage of two different forms during the year) and the Grayling, beautifully disguised on lichen-covered rocks. We also photographed very pristine Walls, a very tatty Silver-washed Fritillary, Holly Blue, Common Blue and Clouded Yellow.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Some of the crowds at the Clacton Airshow on Thursday. The skyride kept going during most of the display giving some people a great view of the two Lancasters. There were still spots on the beach to be alone or to serve up a rice dish to all the family.