Friday, 24 May 2013
I have often tried to photograph the male orange-tip butterfly but they are usually so active that I have never managed it before. Today, however, in the Serpentine Walk one, obligingly, was still just long enough to let me catch an image, even though it's not quite as sharp as I would have liked.
Earlier this week we were staying in Ravenglass in the Lake District and took the little steam railway into Eskdale; orange-tip butterflies were flitting beside the train all the way, so hopefully this is one species that is doing quite well.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
The hooded crow is closely related to the all black carrion crow, which until recently was regarded as the same species. The hoodie is found in Northern and Western Scotland (largely confined to the north and west of the Clyde-Dornoch line), Northern Ireland and on the Isle of Man, where it replaces the carrion crow (Corvus corone). In areas where the two species overlap there may be some interbreeding with hybrids showing a mixed grey and black body plumage.