Monday, 31 May 2021

Below Shrewsbury

Edgeley Road voles.

Above, male redstart. Below, female pied flycatcher and then male (black and white).

Spotted flycatcher. Below, distant dipper.

Cockchafer beetle and cinnabar moth.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Llanymynech Rocks

Slow worm and common lizard at the Rocks.

Below, this hare was spotted somewhere else, at a secret location. Never say where you've seen hares because some people will want to take dogs out and hunt them.

Back to the Rocks: a Pearl-bordered Fritillary and a Common Blue.

Rats and Water Voles: Spot the Differences.


Rats: grey fur, sharp noses, prominent ears, pink feet and long, naked tail.

Water voles: brown fur, blunt noses, small ears, black feet with white claws, furry brown tail of medium length.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Still Waiting for the Warmer Weather

Female beautiful demoiselle

Green-veined white butterfly

Small copper butterfly

Male stonechat with one leg.

Yellow wagtail

Common lizard

Baby rabbit and baby water vole.

Female yellowhammer.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Plenty of Babies


Adult water vole above and baby below.

Burrow and droppings.

The shape of this water vole makes me think pregnant female.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

 Water voles, and water vole droppings, Edgeley Road site.

Sunday, 16 May 2021

In Between the Showers, at Whixall Moss

Green Tiger beetle

Sundew plants.

Female stonechat.

Raft spider.

Green Hairstreak butterfly.

Goldfinch and male yellowhammer, Prees Heath.

Female Minotaur beetle, Prees Heath.

Caterpillar of the Garden Tiger moth.

A veeeeery distant hobby.