Welcome to my blog!..This will be used as a diary of my many days out chasing rare birds,local birding and my experiences in the fantastic natural world of the UK,with a scattering of photos thrown in as well.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Female Long-winged Conehead
Female Roesel's-bush Cricket
Male Roesel's-bush Cricket
A visit to Suffolk today to see Willow-emerald Damselfly,had us also seeing some interesting insects apart from the afore-mentioned Damsel's.The best of which was my second sighting of Long-winged Conehead,a lovely species of Cricket!.This species,as many of it's family,are slowly spreading north through the country,it is similar to it's close relative Short-winged Conehead,but this species has a longer,straighter Ovipositer and has black spines on the underside of the hind femora,as well as the males up-turned cerci.Another species observed today,was the very smart Roesel's-bush Cricket and was observed in good numbers in this grazing marsh habitat allowing some great photographic oppertunities.Also observed from the Orthoptera family were Meadow and Field Grasshoppers and Slender Groundhopper.A few notable birds where seen today at this site and included Greenshank,Green Sandpiper,Kingfisher and two flyover Honey Buzzards,which i missed while photographing the damsel's!.A great day out,despite the long drive.