Entries by Tristram Brelstaff (2941)
A female deer fly, Chrysops relictus (Diptera: Tabanidae).
The 2-lobed black marking on the 2nd abdominal segment is characteristic of this species.
Specimen taken in the woodland surrounding Kings Meadow Tescos in Reading, UK, on 2016-06-26.
A dead nuthatch (Sitta europaea).
Found on the stairs of our block of flats on 2016-05-18. It must have come in through the window and not been able to find its way out again. Last year I saw them quite frequently in the trees around our flats. This is the first I have seen this year.
If someone scans the pages of a document in the wrong order then the resulting PDF file will have its pages in reverse order. On Linux this is very easy to fix. First install pdftk (if necessary):
sudo apt-get install pdftk
pdftk file1.pdf cat end-1 output file2.pdf
where file1.pdf is the name of your input file and file2.pdf the name of the ouput file.
(Thanks to emilien at Stack Overflow)