27 August, 2007

Dunstable STW

Starting bright but clouding over by lunch, much cooler too. The Blackwit has left the building. A dozen Common Swift feeding over the lagoons with all three hirundines present too. A couple of Yellow Wagtail through; Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Hobby and Common Buzzard seen. Missed a brief view of an early returning Water Rail.

A pair of Wardown Park Whooper Swan are still present.

One of two loafing Grey Heron.

Speckled Wood

Small White

Yesterday, a fresh looking Shaggy Inkcap ...

... now looks like this

26 August, 2007

Dunstable STW

Present for five days this Black-tailed Godwit proved difficult to approach - too many nettles !

Somewhat easier to photograph was this Painted Lady - the tip of the left antenna is missing.

A male Banded Demoiselle.

25 August, 2007

Willen Lake, Bucks

At Willen lake, Milton Keynes, a Wilson's Phalarope was too far to DLSR but this Hobby performed well outside the hide.

A Grey Heron waits patiently.