Thursday, 26 September 2013

Limosa tour Bulgaria September 2013

Some of the birds and wildlife seen on a recent Limosa tour to Bulgaria

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)

Eastern Willow Spreadwing (Lestes parvidens)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)

White-faced Bush-cricket (Decticus albifrons)

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)

Large (aka Caspian) Whip Snake (Dolichophis caspius)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Swallowtail caterpillar

Its been a good year in The Broads for Swallowtails (Papilio machaon)

Migrant Spreadwings in tandem

Migrant Spreadwing (Lestes barbarus) aka Southern Emerald Damselfly. 

Evidence of breeding at Winterton NNR in Norfolk.