Saturday, 28 May 2011

Pick up a... err... Puffin

We're enjoying the Alderney Puffin cam at the moment. Everyone loves a Puffin (other than the famous Puffinphobe Stuart Winter) - and these wee black-and-white gents are running around on Burhou - a rat-free Puffin paradise. Perfect entertainment for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Here's a grab. The real thing is much more amusing.

Monday, 9 May 2011

The Eternal Wanderer Settles

Ha! After chasing Orange-tips for three years, I finally found one that stopped long enough to photograph. This handsome male landed in front of me while filming Club-tailed Dragonflies on the upper reaches of the Thames in Berkshire. Note the often-hard-to-see exquisite mottled underside that provides perfect camouflage.

Thursday, 5 May 2011