Al Fredericksson

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Pyrausta Aurata Moth & Gatekeeper Butterfly

August 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pyrausta Aurata Moth & Gatekeeper Butterfly

Looking at a Gatekeeper butterfly in the garden, I noticed a much smaller, but equally beautiful moth close by on the same plant. I managed to get these photographs.

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Common Buzzard

March 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Common Buzzard

Today added a couple of photographs of buzzards which we saw flying near the River Trent between Gunthorpe and Hoveringham last month.

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Egyptian Geese at Attenborough Nature Reserve

October 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Egyptian Geese at Attenborough Nature Reserve

The same walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve which resulted in the Cormorant and Common Darter pages also produced some photographs of a pair of Egyptian Geese. You can view them here.

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Common Darter Dragonfly at Attenborough

October 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Common Darter Dragonfly at Attenborough

I’ve added a page of photographs of a male common darter dragonfly, taken recently at Attenborough Nature Reserve. You can view them here.

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Cormorants at Attenborough

October 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Cormorants at Attenborough

Last weekend we spent a day at the Notts Wildlife Trust Reserve at Attenborough, and I’ve added a page of pictures I took of cormorants. You can view them here.

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Yellow Wagtails

September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Yellow Wagtails

On a recent walk by the Trent, I took some photographs of a pair of yellow wagtails, sharing a hawthorn tree with some swallows. You can view the pictures here.

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Swallows & Brimstone Butterfly

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Swallows & Brimstone Butterfly

I’ve added two new pages today. The first is photographs of some swallows preening themselves on wires outside the Staunton Arms at Staunton-in-the-Vale in Nottinghamshire. The other shows a female Brimstone butterfly feeding from phlox flowers in our garden.

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Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly

June 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly

We were visited yesterday very briefly by a female black-tailed skimmer dragonfly. It rested on a fence post  just long enough for me to take two photographs, which can be seen here.

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Jay, Oystercatchers, Blue Tits and a Gentian

May 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Jay, Oystercatchers, Blue Tits and a Gentian

Recent additions to the site include photographs of a jay, a pair of oystercatchers, blue tits and the first flower on a spring gentian (Gentiana verna) which I’ve grown from seed.

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Blue Tit

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Blue Tit

We’ve sited a new bird feeder just outside the kitchen window, and it’s begun to attract visitors, including robins, great tits and blue tits.

Some photographs of a blue tit on the feeder can be seen here.

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