The Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) is doubtless the most easily identified damselfly in the Eastern U.S.. It’s large size (1 3/4 inches) and distinctive black wings make it easy to spot and observe. The abdomen of the male is a brilliant metallic green, but often (as in these photos) appears blue. Females are duller and […]
Summer in Kuwait is searing hot and is traditionally a quiet birding month, however in late Spring we do have some species breeding at the Pools and mid-summer we have many Tern species breeding on the off-shore islands. Little Ringed Plovers (Charadrius dubius) have remained through the Spring and Summer and are suspected to be […]
Jahra Pools Reserve (JPR) is a small fenced wetland reserve just off the Arabian Gulf coastline to the north of Kuwait City. Previously the pools were formed from a sewage outfall, but more recently a water network has been provided and this has allowed the pools to remain filled since the end of 2012. As […]
Although I had never post macro pictures overhere it’s what I like most to photograph. With this new blog I’ll hope to show you some of my macro pictures and I like to start with a serie of a damselfly growing after she emerged her former home. The picture on top of this blog is […]
Le Trithémis pourpré Hello everyone! This is my first post here and I am really happy to join the Focusing On Wildlife team! Thanks for your invitation, Ken! When I’ll publish, I will write both in French and in English for better comprehension by everyone. So, as a the first subject, Ken suggested this beautiful […]
Day 5. Sunday 16th September A thick layer of mist hung over the coast and main road to Tarifa as we took an early breakfast. Driving a short distance onto the old military land, now being used by Fundación Migres, we left in the mini-bus and decided to have a look at the physical layout […]
A pair of Variegated Meadowhawk dragonflies are seen in flight. The male is up front and the female is in tow. Working together, the male hovers just slightly above the water line, close enough for the female to safely deposit her eggs.