Its Been To Long

Hot and Sunny.

 

It’s has so long since I have posted any photo on the Minsmere Forum, it is great to be back.

I have got a new camera too I thought that I would treat myself to a Canon 7D MK2. To day is my first using it.

Along Bigger Ally I spotted this Ruby Tailed Swap.

I saw this Fungi on the side of North Wall Path. Please could someone help me to IDing it?

Peacock Butterfly

 

Red Deer on North Wall

Another Peacock Butterfly along the Sluice Path

I noticed this long The Sluice Path is it a Great Silver Diving Beetle Larvy? Please could help again to IDing it Please.

The Marshmellow Plant

Avocet South Hide.

Parasol Mushroom Woodland Walk

Coma Butterfly Bittern Hide Path.

Red Admiral Bittern Hide Path.

End of another enjoyable day at Mismere, even better to have a Camera in my hands again

My Flickr. Photos link HERE

  • Great to see you getting some results with the new kit :-) Not sure about your mystery fungus - seems early this year for them to be appearing, but last year was so dry, maybe they've decided to make up for it! I'd agree with your Diving beetle ID - not much else is that large - though I've not been lucky enough to make their acquaintance personally in anything other than adult form. There were lots of the sparkling jewel wasps around yesterday too, one advantage of all this sunshine, they show up nicely :-)

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  • Good to see you back Nick ... never seen Great Diving Beetle larva before although had adult in garden last year, came to my moth trap!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

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  • Welcome back to the Forum Nick. Lovely photos, as always. I haven't seen any of the great silver diving beetle larvae yet this year but they are regularly seen along the path to the sluice in late July and August. The parasols are certainly early. I'm not sure what the other fungus is - I had seen it myself this week - and our fungi expert is now on holiday. It's not always possible to ID them from photos, but perhaps someone on here will be able to take a stab.
  • In reply to Whistling Joe:

    Thanks WJ .
    I know why you have not seen a Diving Beetle Larvy? Is because you need to be dragged down to my level :).

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  • In reply to nickbarn:

    nickbarn said:
    I know why you have not seen a Diving Beetle Larvy? Is because you need to be dragged down to my level :).

    Lol!  I'm not making comment, you'll simply use it as an excuse to whack me in the kneecaps to make me fall over :-)

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  • Your new camera is showing good results Nickbarn, and you had the weather too for practising, you will be out every day now.

    Lot to learn