Archive for the ‘Natural History’ Category

a brilliant picture of a Tiger Swallowtail, just to remind us that summer is only a few months away

A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.

Butterfly #35 — talainsphotographyblog

I haven’t been able to visit the RSPB reserve at Minsmere since February so it was good to reconnect, even if only virtually and to hear how the expansion of the nuclear power plant at Sizewell is threatening to seriously affect this, the single reserve with the most diverse habitats in the UK.

Sunset

Posted: November 13, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History
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Some more photos from my archive. This time of a Sunset taken from a train one evening in 2017

Pensamiento

Posted: November 6, 2020 in Natural History
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Thought this was such a beautiful flower that I thought I would repost it here

Pensamiento — Photography Art Plus

A few more pictures from our trip to Walthamstow last week

A nice autumnal day and a visit to Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve in East London. This is a complex of reservoirs, which although still functional are maintained as a nature reserve and open space.

There were the usual selection of bird species present and a couple of Migrant Hawker dragonflies. but even though we didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, it was a lovely walk in the autumn sun.

Cirl Buntings

Posted: October 20, 2020 in Birds, Natural History
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Some more pictures from the archive. This time of some Cirl Buntings, a rare UK bird once only found at one site in South Devon. Thanks to wintering feeding there is now an expanding population in the SW. These photos were taken on a trip to Broadsands Bay.

Still searching through the archives, I came across these shots of a Black-Crowned Night Heron seen in Shrewsbury in 2017.

It’s a very grey morning here in London, so here are some pictures of Butterflies from the Butterfly house to brighten up the day