Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Working in the Garden

Large unidentified grasshopper

We had a few tasks around the house today so not many birds noted.  There seemed to be a passage of finches mostly Chaffinches and a few Meadow Pipits.  Local Black Redstarts kept us company.

Southern White Admiral

Insects were very obvious with butterflies very obvious.  I noted Clouded Yellow, Wall, Cleopatra, Large Tortoiseshell and a super Southern White Admiral.  Additionally I photographed a very large grasshopper and I have no idea what species it is.


  1. Hi Derek, looks very much like Anacridium aegyptium (Egyptian Locust) to me - nice!

    1. I had a notion it might be a locust but was not sure - Thanks Barry