Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

The Bonaparte’s Gull is the american equivalent of the Black-headed Gull. The shape of the dark hood and the white leading edge to the primaries are both strongly reminiscent of Black-headed Gull but the hood is actually sooty-black rather than brown, the legs are ‘bubble-gum’ pink and the underwing is much whiter, especially under the Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Loch Charn -Tuesday 29th May

Biological Records for Field Trip to Loch Charn Please find uploaded some pics from Tuesday’s midweek walk to Loch Charn.  The conditions were much cooler and duller than of late, meaning we could not expect to see so many butterflies and dragonflies but those we did see might be easier to examine and photograph. Butterflies Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Achnahullin Wood

We were very lucky with the weather for today’s midweek survey walk, in contrast to last month’s effort! We visited a wood near the Tigh an Truish armed with a grid ref and photo of a single Hazel Gloves fruitbody that was found there by Andy and Richard in 2007. The health of the hazel stem it was Read More …

Field Trip to Luing – Saturday 16th January

As we assembled at Cuan waiting for the ferry to take us over to Luing, I’m sure we were all wondering whether the conditions were going to be kind to us after the very stormy night we had just experienced. Our numbers had been depleted by cancellations following the weather forecast and the overnight heavy Read More …