Ordrup Næs

Ordrup Næs

By Peter Petersen

The Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus) is one of the fastest animals in the world. This one was hunting mice along the coast line.


After a failed dive I caught this Common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus) taken off from the high grass. This species is called: Tårnfalk in Danish.


The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is perfectly camouflaged amoung the young leafes of this tree.


This male Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is singing to attact females. 

The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is called: Gulspurv in Danish.

The shy Western Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) called: Rådyr in Danish.

Short after these photos were taken, this Western Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) ran away. This species thrive in areas where peoples houses are not fenced in and they can move freely around in between fields and gardens. 

The Hawthorn Fly (Bibio marci) is called: Skovhårmyg in Danish. I often see them from May.

The Hawthorn Fly (Bibio marci) is an important pollinator and food item for the small birds during breeding season.


In this area the Hawthorn Fly (Bibio marci) is very common.

This Hawthorn Fly (Bibio marci) is stretching its legs.


Rapeseed Brassica napus


Cornflower Centaurea cyanus


The Common Alkanet (Anchusa officinalis) is called: Lægeoksetunge in Danish.

The leaves of the Common Alkanet (Anchusa officinalis) is soft and hairy.

The Common Alkanet (Anchusa officinalis) is an old medical plant and should be good for the heart, for coughing and as wound treatment.


The Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) is called: Fodervikke in Danish.

The Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) are often found in fields.

The Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) climbs the larger plants in the fields.


The Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) is called: Knoldranunkel in Danish. Denmark have many simular looking flowers. These ones are often found near fields.


This very special leaf belong to the Meadow Saxifrage (Saxifraga granulata). This species is called: Kornet stenbræk in Danish.

The flower of the Meadow Saxifrage (Saxifraga granulata) is tall so it can reach to top of the tall grass and be seen by the pollinating insects. 

The Mouse-eared Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum) is called: Håret høgeurt in Danish. The flower is simular to many wild yellow flowers in Denmark.   

But the leaves of Mouse-eared Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum) have a very distinct shape and appearance. 

Even the flower bud of Mouse-eared Hawkweed (Pilosella officinarum) is distinct in color and shape making it easy recognisable. 


Bird's-eye Speedwell (Veronica persica) is called: Storkronet ærenpris in Danish.

I often find the Bird's-eye Speedwell (Veronica persica) in sandy soil next to fields. 


The Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor tricolor) is called: Almindelig stedmoderblomst in Danish. I often find this species in sandy soil.

The Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor tricolor) is much smaller than the cultivated type.


The Dove's-foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle) have a small flower wchich attracts many small insects. Many butterflies seem to prefer this species.

I often find Dove's-foot Crane's-Bill (Geranium molle) close to fields.


Small Bugloss (Anchusa arvensis) is called: Krumhals in Danish.

The Small Bugloss (Anchusa arvensis) was originally from the Mediterranean countries but has been widespread with seed for agriculture in ancient times.












The European Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album) is called: Det Hvide C Sommerfugl in Danish. This species is common here.

The Spotted Firebug (Corizus hyoscyami) is called: Rød Kanttæge in Denmark. This is an adult (Imago).

I found this Spotted Firebug (Corizus hyoscyami) on neetle.

This is a female Red Pine Longhorn (Stictoleptura rubra). This beetle is called: Rød Blomsterbuk in Danish.

The female Red Pine Longhorn (Stictoleptura rubra) is more red and wider than the male.


This is a male Red Pine Longhorn (Stictoleptura rubra). Notice the black thorax, slender body and yellow coloration.


I found this male Red Pine Longhorn (Stictoleptura rubra) on a blackberry plant in the shade.


The male Red Pine Longhorn (Stictoleptura rubra) seen from the front.

This is an adult Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) male. This dragonfly is called: Blodrød Hedelibel in Danish.


The bright red color of the male Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum) makes it very recognizable. Yet only adult males have is as colorfull as the specimen above.

Above you can see a female Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum). This species can only reach around 4 cm. So it is one of the smaller dragonflies in the area. 

The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is called: Admiral sommerfugl in Danish. Like many other butterflies it is perfectly camouflaged when the wings are closed.

But when the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) opens its wings you will see the reason for its common name.  

The Spike-foot Ichneumonid Wasp (Odontocolon dentipes) is called: Pigfod-snyltehveps in Danish.

The European Dewberry (Rubus caesius) is called: Korbær in Danish.

The European Dewberry (Rubus caesius) is close related to blackberry, but as you can see above, the stem is a little different.

The Red Malachite Beetle (Anthocomus rufus) is called: Rød Malakitbille in Denmark.

A scary silhouette of the Dashed Slender Robberfly (Leptogaster guttiventris). This insect is called: Plettet Græsrovflue in Danish.

Dashed Slender Robberfly (Leptogaster guttiventris) are predators. The robberflies have piercing mouthparts that deliver the most potent toxin saliva known of any fly.

I often find the Dashed Slender Robberfly (Leptogaster guttiventris) on the low-hanging branches and grass just above the ground.



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