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Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:12 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:20 pm
This giant month payed a visit to our house tonight. It's known as a Deaths Head Hawk Month and featured on the cover of the classic movie "Silence of the Lambs". I measured it before releasing it back out into my garden and it's length was 5.5cm. I believe it's wingspan was even greater than that. I have seen this type of moth before so I believe it's common to this region. It gets it's name from the skull type pattern on its back! Beautiful colouring for a moth.
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:01 am
@Dave - you always get the up close and personal shots....kudos bro!
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:09 pm
Saw this little guy this morning amongst the dunes of Sweihan nesting under a large bush. It's a young Pharaoh Eagle-Owl. Mum was close by so I took a quick photo and left the little guy alone not to disturb it or Mum. Seeing something like this on a early morning drive makes the early start and journey really worth while. Playing in the large untouched dunes was just an added bonus.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:15 pm
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:29 am
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:31 am
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:33 am
Below is a Cheesman's Gerbil spotted in Sweihan late afternoon in July.
Above is a Wolf spider with its young on its back. It is poisonous and can be dangerous to small pets and possibly make young children
. Many people try squash it as it's a little scary looking. If it's carrying its young as shown they run in all directions and suddenly you have hundreds of spiders hiding in your house or garden!
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:34 am