Saturday, June 29, 2019

juvenile Peregrine

on of four from this nest -- two males rescued in the downpour two weeks ago and fattened up by Jean (many thanks) for a week before being taken back to the nest where the adult female immediately took them back and all four are now doing very well 

a few recent inverts

tis the season for dragons and butts -- seemed to have been a mass departure of vagrant dragons from Donna Nook today just one roaming Vagrant Emperor not showing well and one male Red-veined Darter also not showing well plus a few Emperors -- herewith first Brown Hawker of the season from Friday, Painted Lady, butterfly of the month, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and a general Black-tailed Skimmer also had 3 male Broad-bodied Chasers in Broughton west Wood yesterday again my first of the year

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

contrasting Marsh Harriers

a very wet male and a dreary day, male with vole  and a female in evening light

Thursday, June 20, 2019

and a male Vagrant Emperor obliges

three female Red-veined Darters and 2 or 3 Vagrant Emperors at Rimac today increased the Lincs incursion count but this male was most welcome; after flying around within 4 feet of us catching insects it landed in the grass and allowed close approach --

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Black-winged Pratincole in Lincs

was about 4 miles from my car trying to get to grips with what was almost certainly a Vagrant Emperor at East Halton Skitter when I got the dreaded phone call - thanks Anthony -- 50 minutes later back at the car but almost as soon as I set off the back wheel starts making some pretty awful noises -- hoped it was just a. stone in the back plate but after 10 miles I decided to go home then after. big bang and another noise it seemed to be OK -- thus late to the party and missed all the close fly-bys with rain setting in early at 15:00 it never did anything much after then until I left at 17:10 -- cracking views but just a dot in the camera and with heat haze as well never going to be anything other than ropy shots but a welcome Lincs list addition after missing the Gib bird by 10 minutes -- video is iPhone with scope hand held in heat haze