Sunday, July 17, 2011

Speckled

Juvenile Green Woodpecker

Juvenile Green Woodpecker
Juvenile Green Woodpecker ringed today at Beeston

Juvenile Nightingale
and a juvenile Nightingale at Paxton Pits

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D or Canon Powershot A640

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Barn Owls

I've been out for the day, ringing Barn Owls in Cambridgeshire. 

Barn Owl

The owls themselves (this is a young owl, almost ready to fly) are beautifully coloured and softer than you could imagine.

Barn Owl feet

But the feet are something else! I'm glad I'm not a vole...

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D

Saturday, July 09, 2011

A return visit

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

I can't get enough of Silver-washed Fritillaries!

Small Skipper
Small Skipper

Marbled White
Marbled White

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x eyepiece photos taken with Canon Powershot A640

Thursday, July 07, 2011

A tale of three hawk-moths


Hummingbird Hawk-moth
Hummingbird Hawk-moth at The Lodge

Elephant Hawk-moth
Elephant Hawk-moth

Privet Hawk-moth
and Privet Hawk-moth - the two highlights of my experimental moth trapping in my garden. These two aside, it's not going very well at the moment. Need bigger, brighter bulb...

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D + EF 300mm f/4L IS USM and Canon Powershot A640