The local Whatsapp grapevine provides more information on banded demoiselles, fritillaries and moths than it does birds. But I'm not complaining, especially now I have the new Macro lens.
I've not strayed far from Druridge with it yet, other than a work trip to Bamburgh dunes where I photographed this Pirri Pirri flower - thankfully there's no sign of Pirri Pirri at Druridge, but I am sure it will be just a matter of time.
|Pirri Pirri in Bamburgh Dunes|
A long-eared owl was hunting through the bushes and barn owl in the dunes when I arrived. Gaps between checking the nets were taken up with more macro photography.
|Silver Y moth|
|Dark Green Fritillary - There seems to be a lot of these at Druridge this year|
|Bonking Beetles - Common Red Soldier Beetle. There were thousands of these in the dunes at the weekend.|
On the Budge fields, there was a peak of over 100 black-tailed godwits over the weekend and the smart pectoral sandpiper was present throughout, joined briefly by a wood sandpiper.
Autumn migration has begun and thoughts of bugs and butterflies will be banished in favour of birds again.
Yes, I too start noticing insects and flowers when birding gets slow, as it does in mid-summer here in Florida. Beautiful macro images!
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