Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday 27th July - 2nd post...

We had a wander today at Great Comp Garden - a beautiful place just a couple of miles up the road. Well worth a visit if anyone is interested. A Kestrel posed on an overhead wire in Ryarsh on our way.

Kestrel

Quite a few Green-veined White which was good as I didn't note any this morning. Frustratingly my photos of them were rubbish! Best sightings were an Oak Egger caterpillar - a huge beast around 3 inches or so long, Migrant Hawker that was freshly emerged on one of the ponds and a dragonfly Nymph that needs identifying.....any ideas? I suspect it is a Migrant Hawker.

Oak Egger Caterpillar - huge beastie at well over 3 inches long

Migrant Hawker - freshly emerged

Any ideas what species this Dragonfly Nymph is? (my guess is Migrant Hawker...what do you think?)

7 Comments:

At 8:51 pm, Blogger Cheryl said...

Hi Steve....the kestral is a beautiful birds....we do get them here....the railway embankment seems to draw them....

The hawker photographs are amazing....they really are a treat to see....tks for sharing....

 
At 10:08 pm, Blogger Simon said...

Great photos Steve.

 
At 11:11 pm, Blogger Boulmer Birder said...

I agree with you there Steve, it is definately a Hawker, but not sure what kind. Migrant, Southern, Brown or Emperor?

 
At 7:17 am, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
Sizewise from here it looks like the exuvia of Migrant Hawker .
If you still have it , look down from above , the lateral (side) spines on segment 9 , last spines on abdomen , should reach the apex of segment 10 , to confirm .
Saw my first immature MHs yesterday as well , on the Common.

 
At 7:20 pm, Blogger Warren Baker said...

I visit great comp at least once every summer,nice secluded place, an island paradise in a baron farmscape.

 
At 7:22 pm, Blogger Anna Simpson said...

Fantastic photographs, very well done. I love the photograph of the Kestrel it's great. Great photos of the nymph as well. Keep up the great work.

 
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