Since at least Monday there have been large numbers of the Blue Jellyfish Cyanea lamarckii in Rye Bay. Most are about 15cm diameter. This evening there were hundreds stranded along a short length of the beach. But as Cliff Dean observed “a very pretty jellyfish, but it stings if you’re swimming!” Wikipedia
Archive for July 1st, 2010
Fred Batchelor has sent these pictures to us taken from Crittall Hide, patience is required but watching the drama unfold a few feet away is fantastic, sadly its over all to soon.
Sandwich Tern with sand eel
July is a great month for butterflies. Here’s the latest news:
First recorded sighting: 26th June at Mill Wood, Peasmarsh by Mike Pepler. Read the rest of this entry »
It was hard to resist trying to get some pictures of the superb Lejops vittatus on a head of Sea Club-rush, so early this morning a carefull search of 300 metres of ditch I found two individuals feeding on the pollen of the flowering heads. It was tricky to get close, the gentle warmth of the morning enabled the flies to be active but not highly charged and flighty like in the heat of the day.