Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hen Harrier, Fascadale

This gorgeous male treated us to nearly half an hour of hunting action close to our overnight stop on Ardnamurchan. The sea in the background hosted rafts of Manx Shearwaters plus Gannets, Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Razorbills, Black Guillemots and Great Northern Divers plus the odd Common Dolphin and Porpoise.

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus, male, Faskadale

Mull & Ardnamurchan

A small selection of the wildlife seen on a week's holiday on Mull and Ardnamurchan. Other highlights were Common Dolphin, Common Porpoise, thousands of Manx Shearwaters, many Great Northern Divers, Whimbrel, Corncrake, White-tailed Eagle, Great Skua. Noticably more Siskin and Redpoll about than in previous years.

Dunlin Calidris alpina, Sanna Beach

Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, male carrying food, Sanna Beach

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus, male, Faskadale

Twite Carduelis flavirostris, Fidden Farm

Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae, larva, Sanna Beach

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi

Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda

Monday, May 18, 2009

Black-necked Grebe

Found by Matt Webb on Overton Lake.

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Digiscoped with Canon A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Iceland Gull

Located with many gulls in a field opposite Dogsthorpe Tip.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides

Digiscoped (at some distance) with Canon A640 and Leica APO77 x20

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Least Black Arches

Very little time for mothing recently and virtually no moths when I do but this one was in the house this weekend.

Least Black Arches Nola confusalis