Author Archives: John

Jackdaws at the cattle trough

I noticed jackdaws (Corvus monedula) were stealing food from a cattle trough in a field where a few highland cattle were grzing. I managed to park up the car and shoot a few images from the window but the birds became very wary and would fly in and try and grab food without landing. A...

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Green-winged Orchids

Another beautiful evening so I travelled over to a site near York to shoot some green-winged orchids (Anacamptis morio) growing on the flood plane of the River Derwent. Green-winged orchids are quite scarce and I’ve only ever photographed them once before at a site in Lincolnshire but that was back in the days of film...

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Early Purple Orchids & Germander Speedwell

Tonight I went back to Brockadale with the 24mm f/2.8 PC-E lens to reshoot the cowslip image that I did a dew days ago but most of these little yellow flowers were beginning to go over so, I turned my attentions to other plants. As the sunlight began to fade I shot a few images...

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Green Hairstreak

Last day of the school hols so, after dropping off some wedding work to a client, I went for a walk with the family around Hade Edge to see if the green hairstreaks were on the wing yet. I figured all this hot weather may have got them flying and I wasn’t wrong – although...

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Brimstones & Orange Tips

Met up with Ian at Askham Bog YWT reserve today to have a go at some butterflies. I visited this reserve yesterday but it was just so warm that the butterflies just kept on flying! Today however, was a bit cooler and we managed the target species of brimstone and orange tips both of which...

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