The Safari has been plagued by heavy thundery rain showers for a couple of days, so much so that it's been too dull to get many pics.
We did get one dry night and were able to put the moth trap out although could only use the 'little' lamp. Only 14 moths of 12 species were in the trap in the morning.
|Barred Fruit Tree Tortrix|
|Marbled Orchard Tortrix|
The birds have been fairly quiet, the male House Sparrow being noticeably absent in the back garden now but we;re continuing to hear the cheery cheeps from the street, the ringed male Greenfinch and juvenile Starling keep appearing from time to time but refuse to show their rings to the camera (can you say that!).
Yesterday we had a not so well grown fledgling Great Tit with an adult and later a couple of very young fledgling Blue Tits came into the garden but not onto the feeders. A new juvenile Greenfinch was being fed from the feeder though.
|ISO stupid through dirty kitchen window|
Luckily for you our Extreme Photographer has been able to get out n about around some of his local sites looking for rare and exotic invertebrates and he's come across some beauts. Don't ask us where he's been as we can neither pronounce nor spell any of the places he visits, apart from St Davids.
|Fly killed by fungus|
|Ruby Tailed Wasp|
|Scarce Blue Tailed Damselfly|
|Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary|
|Small Red Damselfly|
|Hypera sp Weevil larva in its case|
|Zebra Spider with prey|
In the meantime let us know who's extreme in your outback.