All pictures taken with a Sony H1 Cybershot 5.1 M Pixel (before 2011) or Lumix TZ10 12 M Pixel camera

Bumblebees are large, hairy insects with a lazy buzz and clumsy, bumbling flight.  They forage for nectar in this part of the world starting in March and go on into the autumn.  For more details see www.bumblebee .org.

This is a North American version, taken at McCreary’s Beach Resort, near Perth, Ontario, Canada on 27 June 2007.  It appears to be a Queen Bumblebee - Bombus griseocollis.  For more details see www.bugguide.net.

Peacock butterfly photographed in Jordanstown in 2007.  For more details see www.britishbutterflies.

Common 7-spotted ladybird (UK, Australia) or ladybug (USA). Photographed at McCreary’s Beach Resort, near Perth, Ontario, Canada on 27 June 2007.  For more details on ladybeetles see http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles_ladybird.htm or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinella_septempunctata.

Female Mallard duck with her chicks. Photographed at McCreary’s Beach Resort, near Perth, Ontario, Canada on June 27, 2007.  For more information on Mallard ducks in Canada, see Ducks Unlimited, Canada. Drake photographed on April 5, 2008 in Carrickfergus.

North American Robin. Photographed in Stewart Park, Perth, Ontario, Canada on June 30, 2007.  For more information on North American robins, see Wikipedia.

Eastern Chipmunk. Photographed at McCreary’s Beach Resort, near Perth, Ontario, Canada on July 5, 2007.  For more information on Eastern chipmunks see Wikipedia.

North American squirrels. Photographed at McCreary’s Beach Resort, near Perth, Ontario, Canada and in Perth itself in early July 2007 and Montréal September 2010.  For more information see Wikipedia.

Common Red Soldier beetle. Photographed in Jordanstown on 13 July 2007. For more information see Tiscali.

Moorhens on the river Lagan taken on new year's day, 2008. For more information see http://www.moorhen.demon.co.uk/

Blackbirds feeding on crab-apple in the snow on 4 January 2008 in Jordanstown. For more information see http://www.birdguides.com/html/vidlib/species/turdus_merula.htm

Brown hares around Belfast International Airport on 23 July 2008. For more information see http://www.arkive.org/species/ARK/mammals/Lepus_europaeus/

Pied Wagtail.  Small black and white bird with long tail that it wags whilst walking and undulating flight.  Photographed on 21 September 2008 at Crawfordsburn Country Park

English robins.  Taken on the river Lagan 14 December 2008 near Shaws bridge (Belfast 1709)

Mistle thrush (storm cock) feeding on crab-apple on 1 February 2009 in Jordanstown.

Bohemian waxwing feeding on crab-apple on 21 February 2009 in Jordanstown.
Northern (red) cardinal, taken in Kanata, Ottawa on 26 & 30 January 2010.
Blue Jay, taken in Kanata, Ottawa on 30 January and 1 February 2010.

Black capped chickadee, taken on the Jack Pine trail Ottawa on 6/7 February 2010.
 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly photographed in Jordanstown on 7 July 2010.  For more details see www.britishbutterflies.
Large White butterfly and caterpillars photographed in Jordanstown August/September 2010.
Wall butterfly photographed in Jordanstown 20 August 2010.
Painted turtle photographed at Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada 20 August, 2010
Pileated North American Woodpecker photographed at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on 1 September 2010
The mute swan photographed at Hillsborough lake 26 September 2010.
The Brown Anole lizard photographed in Margate, Florida 24 March 2011
American coot photographed in Margate, Florida 21 March 2011
American White Ibis photographed in Margate, Florida 21 March 2011

 Muscovy Duck photographed in Margate, Florida 21 March 2011
American Anhinga male and female, photographed in Margate, Florida 23 March 2011 and at the Sawgrass Recreational park in Florida on 30 June 2011

Great Egret or photographed in Margate, Florida 25 March 2011
The Orange-Tipped butterfly photographed in Jordanstown 21 April 2011
The Great Crested Grebe photographed at Portmore Lough, County Antrim on 26 May 2011
Shelduck photographed at the Belfast Harbour wildlife reserve 2 June 2011
 Reed bunting photographed at Ballymacormick, near Groomsport, County Down on   9 June 2011

Red-Winged Blackbird photographed at Wakodahatchee wetland and the Sawgrass Recreational park in Florida on 23/30 June 2011

American Banana (Golden silk) spider photographed in the Esplanade park in downtown Fort Lauderdale in Florida on 29 June 2011

American alligator photographed at the Sawgrass Recreational park in Florida on 30 June 2011
Common or Brown rat photographed by Joel Katzen at the garden, Part-Dieu railway station at Lyon, France on June 14, 2012.
 Juvenile Cormorant photographed at the Valley Park, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland on 21 April 2013.
Speckled Wood butterfly photographed in Jordanstown, County Antrim on 21 June 2014.

Click here to return to  the main page

Last updated Tuesday, 24 June 2014