Sunday, June 25, 2017

austrolestes insularis

Working on the report from my recent trip to Australia at the moment and enjoying going through the photographs. Erland found us this superb male Austrolestes insularis on the first full day at Undara Volcanic NP in Far North Queensland.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

sunlit dragon

Displaying male Draco spilonotus at Tangkoko in April. I hope to return to Tangkoko and  Sulawesi with a Greentours group in the near future.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

sallow kitten

Moth-trapping in the garden continues every other night and keeps adding species to the BK list, I have been waiting for this beauty (Furcula furcula) for a long time...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Madagascan endemic - Lestes simulator

KD tells me this might the only known photograph of the Madagascan endemic damsel Lestes simulator... Zombitse, January 2016. As far as I recall this was the only species that I saw that was not seen by the rest of the group.

Monday, April 3, 2017

agami who art in heaven

The highlight of the Peten leg of my recent trip to Guatemala was this excellent Agami heron - a dream come true.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

argali who art in heaven

We had amazing views of argali this year in Qinghai...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

red panda

The highight of the Sichuan leg of our China tour is always the red panda, there was a lot of disturbance from roadworks at Laba He this year but we had great views on the first day.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

pallas' cat

The jewel in the crown of the Qinghai leg of the Greentours trip I do is undoubtedly Pallas' cat. We have run four trips so far and seen this little beauty on every occasion. But we have never got as close as we did this year!


My first lifer in Sweden for some time, Siberian accentor, after missing a whole month of the huge European influx this autumn I bag a late one in Småland just up the road. I have been waiting for this one since I arrived in Sweden as it was the most likely vagrant to stray onto my list here. The remaining five potential species on the Swedish list that would be world ticks are so cosmically rare that I doubt I will live to see one of them in Sweden but you never know... My long-distance twitching days are pretty much over!

Monday, September 26, 2016


Finally bagged not one but two Merveille du jour (Griposia aprilina) in the garden trap this morning.

Friday, September 16, 2016

huge moth find

This Nothocasis sertata trapped on the 15th is probably the rarest moth so far in the garden. The first record for Halland occurred this week too.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

heavy moth in the garden

Bagged a good moth in the garden this week with a nice Agrotis puta - a recent arrival in Sweden, first spotted in 2009 but with annual records thereafter. New for BK.