Thursday, October 23, 2014

Black-headed Gulls Feeding Frenzy

I came across these Black-headed Gulls feeding frantically at high tide along Swansea Bay on September 10th. What do you think they are feeding on - Sandhoppers?



Friday, October 17, 2014

Black-headed Gull at Caswell Bay

The Mediterranean Gull in my previous post was amongst a number of these commoner Black-headed Gulls:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mediterranean Gull at Caswell Bay, Gower

I came across this quite confiding Mediterranean Gull at Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula back on August 22nd:


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Filmed back on August 7th, on the same butterfly bush as the Painted Lady in my previous post:


I also saw a Brimstone there, but was unable to get any film or photos of it.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Painted Lady Butterfly

Filmed on August 4th this year, this was the first, and one of only three (so far), of this migrant species that I've seen this year:


Have you seen any Painted Ladies in the U.K. this year?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Carrion Crow

As any bird-lover will know, crows must be among the most intelligent of birds. My local crows clearly remember me from feeding them in the past; and, even if they haven't seen me for several weeks, fly straight down to me whenever I walk past, obviously seeing me as a good source of food. I usually manage to find a few crumbs to spare for them, and on this occasion one came close enough for me to film it:


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ringlet Butterfly

A Ringlet butterfly filmed on July 29th this year. This was about the last one from a small colony I saw this year, so it's somewhat tatty-looking: