I really struggled to identify this small dragonfly, but I’m told that it is an aging female Common Darter whose yellow colouring has faded over time. Still beautiful …this lady was spotted on a farm wall in Foolow, Derbyshire Peak District.
Common and widespread in the UK but no less interesting for that. This female had a web on our patio.
The Brimstone is the longest living British butterfly and is thought to be the original ‘butter coloured-fly’. It is a fairly unusual visitor to our garden and, if I do see one, it rarely hangs around long enough for me to get a decent photo. However, this one obliged.
It’s not easy to pick up birds of prey at Westonbirt during summer because, even when they perch, they usually do so in positions obscured by foliage. Just for a change though, I found this Buzzard in a bare tree and he stayed there just long enough for me to get a couple of shots.
We seem to have a plague of moths in our house this year – but few are as pretty as this Yellow Shell.