Thursday, July 12, 2018
12/02/2018 Two photos from today and the remainder from our week away.
Maximum temperature today 28C, minimum 13C. Dry; 9 km/h North winds with up to 29 km/h gusts.
I have tried my best with the identification of the following, if I am wrong please let me know. I am finding the ID very difficult as these insects are mostly new to me and my camera!
Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)
Beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) I think - female
Variable Bluet (Coenagrion pulchellum) I think - male.
As below (I think), both male and female.
Blue Featherleg or White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes) having an orgy - one pair I suspect is gay!
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans).
Scarlet Darter (Crocothemis erythraea). Thanks to Richard for ID
Again I am not sure, but suspect this is a female Emporer Dragonfly (Anax imperator).
Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius). A first for me. I see them regularly, but I have never managed a photo of one before. I got some better shots later in the week although not so close. Watch this space!
A hopper of some kind!
A web-spinning spider.
Last but not least a common wall lizard on a rocky outcrop.
N.B. My bird blog is updated HERE
Part 16 of the birds seen in Africa.