The Bennerley Bugle No. 26 – Gallery

July 2, 2014 in The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Five Spotted Burnet

Small Skipper

St. Johns Wort 

Toadflax

???

Perforate St. Johns Wort  ?

Emerald [I thought]

Orchid

Four Spotted Chaser

There Be Dragons Here!

Common Blue Damselfly

Bee Orchid, Hoveringham

Meadow Brown

Large Skipper

Black-headed Gull, on guard at Hoverinbham

Mute Swan Family

Banded Demoiselle

Red-eyed Damselfly

Unknown Bug

Great Mullein

Dunnock

Rabbit

 

Bennerley Bugle No.5 – Gallery

July 29, 2013 in Photo Posts by Bennerley

Damselfles

Damselfles

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

 

 

Skipper

Small Skipper

Female Darter

Female Darter

 

Hover Fly [?]

Hover Fly [?]

 

Red-eyed Damselfly

Red-eyed Damselfly

 

 

 

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly

Tufted Ducks

Tufted Ducks

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

 

Large White

Large White

 

Green-veined Whte

Green-veined Whte

Peacock On Budleia

Peacock On Budlia 

Woodside On The Turn Of The Season

August 25, 2012 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Gate Keeper

Found quite a few Red-eyed Damselflies today at Mapperley Reservoir, I think the may be the last for this year.

Shipley Lake is pulling in the birds steadily, a few more since my last visit, plus five Buzzards around Woodside, looked like a family group, also, flocks of Swallows and Goldfinches getting ready for what lies ahead, travel for one group and winter for the other and the butterflies are looking a little worn and weary !


Shipley Lake. 8 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 10 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Grey Heron. Woodside. 5 Buzzard, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 25 Swallow, 35 Goldfinch.

Butterflies. Small White, Green-vein White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper. Dragonflies. Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Blue Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly.

Back Down To Earth – Cossall

August 12, 2012 in Read Posts, Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Nottingham Canal

Sunday finds me back at Cossall, but slightly further east around Babbington.

A quite day for the most part and not a lot to see, apart from a couple of morons on motor bikes and a quad bike, they get really pissed off if you refuse to let them pass ! onward and upwards !

Just one Yellow Hammer today, but a few Linnet about and Swallows gearing up for the move south, me ? I’m gearing up for the move from the west and/or the east, the possiblity of a Yellow Browed Warbler or “Peck” Sandpiper is an attractive prospect !

 

 

Bennerley. 2 Grey Heron, 2 Lapwing, 25 Black-headed Gull, Jay. Cossall. 8 Pheasant, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 45 Swallow, 15 Greenfinch, 3 Linnet, Yellow Hammer.

Butterflies. Large White, Small White, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Ringlet. Dragonflies. Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly.

Two Beauties And A Beast

August 5, 2012 in Photo Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Sluggy Thing !

 

Common Blue Damselfly

 

Possibly Female Banded Demoiselle

Bennerley Thro’ To Woodside

July 1, 2012 in Sightings, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley

Five-spotted Burnet

Another quiet day of strange weather, but a few insects are boldly going about their business, not many birds around either, with a couple of warblers raising a tune now and then, Swifts seem to be having the best of it, but then again, Swifts don’t have much choice !

I’m started to get that “oh’ well, that’s summer, roll on winter” feeling much too soon !


Bennerley. 6 Lapwing, 35 Black-headed Gull, 25 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat. Woodside. Little Grebe [Hex Pond] Reed Warbler [hex Pond] Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 26 Swift, 8 Swallow, 6 House Martin, Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting. Butterflies. Small White, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet. Plus. Five-spotted Burnet Moth. plus. Common Blue Damselfly.

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Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa).

August 7, 2011 in Biopedia, Dragonflies and Damselflies by PaulS

This damselfly is a beautiful metallic green. The Emerald Damselfly rests with its wings spread at about 45° to the body. It’s about the same size as a Common Blue Damselfly and can be found near shallow water amongst dense vegetation.

Look for it in the settling pits under Bennerley viaduct and the lagoons at Shipley Park.