Friday, 30 November 2012

That Gosport gull .. Finally !

ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis); black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus)
ring-billed gull; black-headed gull
common gull (Larus canus)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

RBG and SEO at Farlington Marshes

red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis
with dark-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla)

one of two short-eared owls (Asio flammeus) seen on the day

all photographs © Ian Loyd

Sunday, 21 October 2012

breaking the rules ..

kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) breaking the local byelaws
grainy photo courtesy of phone camera

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Old Winchester Hill, NNR

breathtaking .. the vineyard field margin ..
marbled white (Melanargia galathea)
chalkhill blue (Lysandra coridon) male
Cf Scabiosa columbaria
dark green fritillary (Argynnis aglaja)
cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)
meadow brown (Maniola jurtina)
small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
chalkhill blue (Lysandra coridon) female
round headed rampion (Phyteuma orbiculare) - thanks Sarah !

Thursday, 14 June 2012

glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus L.) Farlington Marshes

glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) at Farlington Marshes
glossy ibis with Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
glossy ibis, Canada goose and bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Grand Ol' Duke of Old Winchester Hill

the first record of 2012 for Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis lucina) at Old Winchester Hill, Hampshire
according to the Volunteer Warden on the day ..

Saturday, 7 April 2012

A return to The Devil's Jumps ..

The Devil's Jumps is a series of five bronze age bell barrows which are situated on Treyford Hill, Treyford, West Sussex. One of my favourite archeological sites, I return to them regularly when walking on The South Downs.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

hedge laying at Wick Hill Hanger with HCV 3rd & 4th March 2012

the line of hazel (Corylus avallena) stools before pleaching

the hedgerow starts to take shape - day 1

trimming the brush of the hazel stools prior to pleaching

pleaching a hazel stool

A pleached hazel stool

tying in the end stake

heathering to hold down laid pleachers

hedgerow ongoing

reckoning the length of the hedgerow end of day 1

day 2 - pleaching hazel in the rain

day 2 activity stopped due to bad weather (rain,sleet then snow)
Thanks to Laura Parnell for photos 1,4 & 7
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