Saturday, April 08, 2006

One day in Purbeck

A short break based in Swanage and some excellent weather provided some good opportunities for trying out the P4. Here are some of the results.

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Guillemots (Uria aalge)

Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Coolpix P4 handheld to 20x eyepiece of Leica APO77

These beetles still need identifying when I can get around to it. Many thanks for the help below. Oil beetles have a facinating life history. Click here for more info.

Darkling Beetle (Timarcha sp. (Chrysomelidae) - with thanks to Gyp')?

Oil Beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus)


Noli me tangere said...

The lower one is an oil beetle (Meloƫ proscarabaeus).
The upper one must be some of the tenebrionidae family, I don' know more about it. :-(

Roger B. said...

That's a lovely shot of the robin.