Friday, 30 July 2021

Various Juveniles


Young vole, young robin and young corn bunting.

Monday, 26 July 2021

The Clee Hills

Edgeley Road water voles.

A great surprise to see these two barn owls. I didn't want to go any nearer in case it frightened them.

Mistle thrush. It's years since I've seen one of these.

Below, Titterstone Clee car park. It's absolutely full of stonechats, linnets, wagtails and we saw a kestrel too. A very atmospheric site with stunning views.

 Yellowhammer and more stonechats on Prees Heath Common.

Drinker moth.

Short Video


Monday, 19 July 2021

Glow Worm Time

Obviously the last thing I would do is disturb the glow worm since it's so endangered, so here is the best photo I could get!

Spotted Flycatcher.


Common lizard.

Purple Hairstreaks. When their wings open, they are stunning, but this one wasn't playing.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Random Beauties


A small latrine.

Below: Peach Blossom, Bird's Wing, The Snout, Common Emerald, Elephant Hawk moth licking my finger, and an Early Thorn.

From the canal at Whixall: a Comma butterfly and two Banded Demoiselles.

Balletic Voles


(Slowed down.)

These two voles are probably siblings, but nevertheless they spook each other!

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Another Chance to Compare Young and Old


In real life, the older vole in the top photo is larger than the younger vole in the picture below. You can see the difference in their fur quite clearly.

This young vole was quite wary.

Mum was bolder; she knew I was there but didn't bother.

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Butterflies and Others

Young water vole.

Tortoiseshell butterfly above: Silver Studded Blue below, and Speckled Wood below that.

Discarded grass snake skin.

Swimming mole! This was a big surprise.

Wildflower meadow containing many butterflies, including this Marbled White. Also a Burnet moth.

Scorpion fly clearing up a dead bee.

Red Admiral butterfly.