Sunday, May 16, 2021


Martin Gierow found this superb ortolan bunting at Dalen today and luckily I was birding nearby. On arrival another Martin (Ekenberg) put me straight on the bird. Job done. Sadly the bank holiday weekend meant plenty of foot traffic past the bird and it was soon flushed into the sea of bushes on Gröthögarna.

Thursday, January 28, 2021


After flushing two probable little buntings at the end of October at Grytskären, then Paul Cook's solo sighting of a single there in mid November, I was really pleased when twitching a year-tick black redstart produced this little beauty at nearby Lervik. One of a number attempting to winter in Sweden this season.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

libellago phaeton

There are plenty of odonates I have only seen once and would dearly like to see again. Libellago phaeton of Borneo is one of them.

libellago celebensis

Adding my odonata list to inaturalist during the lock down and came across this little beauty, Libellago celebensis, from Lore Lindu NP in 2017.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

sarasaeschna niisatoi

One of the many highlights of the Odonatours trip to Vietnam. Sarasaeschna niisatoi, Pia Oac, Vietnam (20180605).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

limnetron debile

Limnetron debile. Campestre de Salinas (from REGUA). (20190209).

heliaeschna filostyla

Heliaeschna filostyla. I got lucky in Sulawesi when this was flushed by one of my clients and landed right in front of me briefly. Celebes Canyon Road, South Sulawesi (20170406).

Cephalaeschna aipishishi

Not many photographs of this species on the web. Cephalaeschna aipishishi, one of Tom Kompier's many new species from Vietnam. (Sa Pa, Vietnam, 20180618).

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Pinheyschna rileyi


There appear to be few images of this species on the web. (Matamba, Tanzania, 20130113).

Sunday, June 7, 2020

leucodonta bicoloria

I finally bagged my first Leucodonta bicoloria this week at Killeröd, this has been much-anticipated and was long overdue.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Endromis versicolora - Kentish glory

I finally managed to catch Endromis this week, a superb monotypic moth.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Zygonoides lachesis

Zygonoides lachesis, Le Relais de la Reine, Madagascar. 20151113.