Laotieshan latest

Paul Holt continues to enjoy his birding at Laotieshan.  Yesterday (Tuesday) he saw two Golden Eagles (in addition to seven Greater Spotted Eagles) plus both Siberian and Alpine Accentors.  A Marsh Grassbird (Japanese Swamp Warbler) was also something of a surprise.

As an aside, check out this beast photographed at Wild Duck Lake on Sunday…  any ideas as to identification?

Beetle sp, Wild Duck Lake, 9 October


I love my macro lens..!

6 thoughts on “Laotieshan latest”

  1. It’s a Tiger Beetle, Cicindelidae, not sure which one. They are highly predatory, take dogs and small children

  2. Hi Phil and Terry
    I think is is Cicindela nitida, rather than chinensis. A google search gives some nice images

  3. Hi Spike, Phil and Ted,
    Thanks for the comments… It’s definitely a Tiger Beetle (Cicindela) and I think Spike is right to say it’s a Cicindela nitida. A beautiful insect! Those jaws look incredibly powerful for such a small creature… I wouldn’t want to be prey!
    Cheers, T

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