Empid sp on Marsh Cinquefoil
I think this photo really shows the potential of the new Nikon for macro work, I am just so impressed with this camera. I've been taking a few landscapes as well.
Well, skyscapes really.
I've been identifying, and getting help identifying Syrphids, the genus Eristalis is especially frustrating as these things seem to key out but everyone is very cautious about nailing them to an actual identification. I'm hoping that the obvious thick hind metatarsus on this will make it a certain E.arbustorum (just been confirmed so chuffed, a tick).
...and it seems I can have this as E.nemorum.
...another tick. The males do a wee dance over the females, but this one got confused...
Eristalis nemorum and Beautiful Golden Y
Here are some waders from Birsay.
Whimbrels, 10 of 11
Ah, and a last thing, the new scope has got a nice new jacket, and the scope a tripod head that actually works, thanks to the folk at Cley Spey (again) for really prompt service.