Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Seeing the Changes 1006

Also around Quiberon, spotted a Wild pink (Dianthus sp), a Clouded yellow (Colias croceus) and a Green lizard (Lacerta viridis).

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Seeing the Changes 1005

On the coastal region of Quiberon (Brittany) there were lots of land, turret shells. Amongst the dominant vegetation (Scurvy grass, grass with tail-like flowers and scabious), there were numerous butterflies including Small whites, Clouded yellows and (illustrated) Painted ladies (Vanessa cardui). There was also an interesting day-flying moth.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

On The Menu

Looks like a volunteer!


Staying at Quiberon. There is lots of habitat conservation and the place seems to abound with flowers (lots of Scabious), Hummingbird hawk moths, lizards, birds (including a Hoopoe and Yellow hammers) and yer rabbits!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A Name For It?

I have never been able to envision things in my 'mind's eye' and do not have visual dreams. In spite of this I have had a reasonably successful career in the behavioural sciences with much of my work based on video images of animals. I am also not too bad at 'putting names to faces', so long as the viewing gaps are not too long. Having scored a measly 9 out of 40 on a test ('s+eye), it looks like I have a condition now termed 'Aphantasia' (which is not an aversion to Disney but I willingly admit to that also). It does suggest that I remember things in a different way from most folk and could account for my enthusiasm for digital photography (it's like having an electronic mind's eye).

Monday, 24 August 2015

Birder's Bonus 157

Spotted a pale Barn owl (Tyto alba alba) flying in full daylight near the Loughor estuary at Bynea.

Seeing the Changes 1004

An out-break of sex-mad sawflies in Loughor.