Monday, August 19, 2013

Up to the woods...

Well no sign of any Two-barred Crossbills, Crossbills or even birds really, but that doesn't mean there aren't any, they're just hiding for later in the autumn....

So without any rare distractions JWR and myself had to concentrate on other wildlife in the wood.



 A lot of butterflies were around, especially Speckled Woods with 47 seen on a couple of miles walk. To go with them were 9 Wall Brown plus several Whites, Peacocks , Small Coppers etc.

Wall Brown
Southern Hawkers showed well hunting along the tracks, but only a female sat for a pic.
Further up the wood a lovely large female Adder dashed across the track before I could get the camera out of my bag, but a couple of Lizards were more obliging...

Common Lizard
There is no prize but click on the above pic to enlarge and see what is unusual about this Lizard...I've never seen the like. It must have had an injury at one time...

Eyebright sp
 Although they are unidentifiable to the lay person, Eyebrights are always nice to see.

Marmalade Hoverfly
Although sunny and warm , it was quite windy in open places, but the light did have an autumn feel to it. 

 

Any help with the identification of these would be of assistance and gratefully received.


3 comments:

abbey meadows said...

False Chanterelle (Hygrophooropsis aurantiaca), Rusulla sp not sure which one and Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum). Its already a good year for fungi.

Stewart said...

I've sent you a host of emails with more pics Nige..., Cheers

Dean Stables said...

Lucky you Stewart...i`ve not clapped eyes on a Wall Brown for many a year.