Monday, 24 August 2015


Common Darter
Recently, we took our annual three night visit to Portland Bird Observatory. It started off with a Common Darter perched on a reed overhanging the Observatory's wildlife littered pond.

Emperor Dragonfly
Having only waited a minute at the edge of the pond after the Common Darter had landed, this male Emperor came in to land as well. Rather lucky, as it had been flying around for the past 20 minutes. 

Hummingbird Hawk-moth
Later on that day, there was a Hummingbird Hawk-moth on the flowers in the garden. This was a challenge as they move very fast and are very small. It's not quite in focus but an all right picture.

And to end the almost perfect photographic day on Portland, this sunset over the Observatory.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joe
    Good to see a post from you. Nice photo of the Hummingbird HM. A tricky species to photograph