Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Morden Bog

After a poor morning last Monday we visited the above site for the first time in the hope of seeing a few Dragonflies and Butterflies.

The weather brightened and it was quite nice although a little windy so I did fear that we would see nothing but there was a pair of darters ovipositing in a smallish puddle and I saw blue damselflies.

Then a Hobby flew over a lifer for Sue, Pat's sister. I photographed a Grayling (not sure I have ever seen one before).

There wasn't many birds around, wren, blackbird, blue tits, splendid Stonechat and a young Yellow Hammer.

After the morning it was a really nice walk, maybe rarer species of insect another time.


Very much record shot of Juvenile Yellow Hammer
Record shot of Hobby


Chris said...

Wow still you got cool pictures of birds I've rarely seen Mike. Funny to see how different are the environment surrounding both of us ;-)

Dominic Gendron said...

The butterfly on the first one is very well camouflaged...you did good at finding it ;)

Anonymous said...

Good shot of the Grayling Mike.
I have definitely never seen one.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comments Chris, Dominic and Roy.
My book says Grayling's are common but N Yorkshire records suggest not up here.
Fortunately it was flying Dominic so I was able to follow it when it landed.
It is very interesting blogging with you out in Iceland Chris, seeing the different environment and weather and how that affects what we see.

The Early Birder said...

The Grayling was a nice find Mike. They are experts at camouflage.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Frank, very difficult to see on a soily surface.

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