For illustrated talks on natural history and history see www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

For illustrated talks on natural history and history click link for www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Greenwoodpecker digging for ants in my Sussex garden

Note its mudy beak.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Dunnock, Blackcap, Goldfinch and Green woodpecker in a West Sussex garden this week

 Dunnock

 Blackcap eating honeysuckle berries.


 Goldfinch eating lavender seeds.
 Greenwoodpecker digging for ants.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pintail, Greylag geese, Canada geese, Lapwings, Heron, teal, & Marsh Harrier at RSPB Pulborough Brooks this afternoon.

Pintail, Greylag geese, Canada geese

Hundreds of Lapwings

 In the distance a Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier


Heron
Also saw a Peregrine falcon, Red Kit and Kestrel but was not able to get a picture of these.
Click on any picture to enlarge it.
For details of my talk on birds, please see http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/page17.html


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A wonderful walk around Hope Gap and Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex, UK

You can click on any picture to enlarge it.
The Seven Sisters






Clouded Yellow

Juvenile Goldfinch

Cormorants & Lesser Black-backed gull

Starlings


Crane fly



Thursday, 15 September 2016

Common Darters, Southern Hawkers and a Black Darter at Old Lodge Nature Reserve yesterday.


 Above one of the man-made ponds at Old Lodge Nature Reserve, which make it a special place for Damselflies and Dragonflies
Common Darters and Southern Hawkers were plentiful but bees were hardly seen: there are many, many, more bees of all sorts in my garden due, I imagine to wildflowers and sedum blooming and no grazing .

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

'DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES (ODONATA)' An Illustrated Talk by Peter Lovett


Thursday September 15th 7.30.p.m. Indoor Meeting Chailey Village Hall
'DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES  (ODONATA)'  
An Illustrated Talk by Peter Lovett
A welcome return by Peter who will tell us about the Odonata of the South Downs, Weald and Heathlands of Surrey and Sussex and how they vary widely and how their lifecycle defies imagination! Furthermore a garden pond is a hot bed of predators, which are themselves predated.
Not to be missed - Visitors welcome.

More info' at http://www.chaileycommons.org.uk/activities-2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Devil's-bit Scabious and Field Cuckoo bees on Wolstonbury Hill

 The hill is a blaze of blue from Devil's-bit scabious and other scabious and bellflower species including the Pride of Sussex.
 Field cuckoo bees, Bombus campestris enjoy Devil's-bit scabious.  This bee species is a parasite of carder bumblebees.

Meadow brown

Moth 

Cuckfield village from Wolstonbury Hill

Friday, 2 September 2016

Butterflies & moth on Wolstonbury Hill yesterday

Speckled wood

Small tortoiseshell

Meadow Brown

Common blue

Common blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Common carpet moth?

Common carpet moth?


Blog Archive