Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Little Gems

I am not a great fan of the heathland, often it seems to be desolate but there are little gems, the Silver-studded Blue butterflies.  As I walk along the paths through Morden Bog I often see flashes of blue, the blue of the butterflies and the damselflies.  There are plenty of wildlife on the heathland but they are very often hidden.  You hear the birds more than you can see them, the Meadow Pipits, I am guessing here, I do hear a beautiful birdsong on the heath, I think it maybe the Meadow Pipit.  I have seen a Hobby and have heard and seen the Cuckoo.  Another bird I have heard also is the Nightjar, not seen yet.  Stonechats, seen and heard.   So if I made a list of wildlife seen and heard at Morden Bog, I think the list will be surprisingly long.   There has been some rare birds seen at Morden Bog,  a couple of winters ago, a Short-toed falcon was seen and also a Great Grey Shrike, I saw and heard neither.
 
Silver-studded Blue

Silver-studded Blue

Silver-studded Blue

The Green Hairstreak, another little gem

7 comments:

Roy Norris said...

Super images Lyn, the Silver-studded is a real find. I have never seen one yet.

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Roy.

holdingmoments said...

Sounds like a great place Linda.

Richard Pegler said...

Beautiful images, Linda. Like Roy, I've nevewr seen a Silver-studded Blue, but would love to do so!

Best wishes - - - Richard

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Keith and Richard.

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