Just back from a wonderful family holiday in Croatia (based in Pula on the Istrian peninsula), which included a day-trip to Venice. It was extremely hot and birds were hard to come by, but as always a few bits and pieces were seen during my early morning strolls around the hotel. True to form I've not yet managed to identify everything and would appreciate any help.
Looks like Gatekeeper but is it........? Edit - presumed Small Heath - thanks for putting me straight Spencer!
Red-veined Darter - many thanks to Tim for the identification.
Juvenile Shag (desmarestii)
Least Riband Wave - Idaea rubraria
Jay - one of the commonest species where we were staying.
Eastern Subalpine Warbler (albistriata) - the commonest warbler species seen.
Red-backed Shrike - juvenile.
Blue sp - possibly Adonis?
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Mallow Skipper or similar species.
Waste Grass-veneer - Pediasia contaminella
Juvenile (left) and adult Hoopoe
Adult male and juv Red-backed Shrike.
Adult male and juv Serin
Continental (I presume) Swallowtail
Oak Hook-tip or very similar sp.
The Amah - Dysauxes famula
Looking forward to hearing more about it! Sounds like a great holiday ...ReplyDelete
Hi Nick - yep it was really good. Hopefully see you soon. MattReplyDelete
Definite Red-veined Darter in there Matt. Yellow pterostigma are clearly visible. Hope you had nice holiday!Delete
Many thanks Tim - much appreciated. All the best. MattDelete
Great photos. Croatia is on my list of places to visit and I love Venice. Been twice and love it. Looking at you photos. I would agree with all your butterflies but I think your Gatekeeper is a Small HeathReplyDelete