Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sneaky Beaky

Mr Pheasant


By the time I got to a position to take these shots, two of his Harem had disappeared. 
He strolled nonchalantly on through the undergrowth.







Monday, 21 April 2014

Woodland Walk - Butterflies and Bluebells


A woodland walk that revealed much to see with several butterflies and flowers to photograph. 

Peacock Butterfly



A pair of Blue Tits which from what I could see was at the male chasing after the female.
Well it is that time of year.


The Bluebells are well out now.




Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly




This looks like Crab-apple blossom.


No Thrush to be seen, but I found his Anvil where he smashes snail shells open to eat the contents.


This Dunnock below was singing, not with his usual full repertoire, but a few faint short notes. 


Green-veined White Butterfly




A Crows Nest which was inhabited. 


Wispy clouds


Brimstone Butterfly


Comma Butterfly out from hibernation.


Orange Tip Butterfly


Not quite a White bell, but still interesting to have found a new one in a different area.



Sunday, 20 April 2014

An Easter Flower

The Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

This is traditionally an Easter flower so to celebrate Easter Day I have posted some blooms that I shot this week.
A very rare plant in the United Kingdom which can only be found a few locations in the Chilterns, Cotswolds, East Anglia and Lincolnshire.










Friday, 18 April 2014

More Butterflies Appearing

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

This species lives in woodland and can be found in shady areas where the sun comes through the foliage. 
A native species that is easily disturbed, but if you do it will most likely return to the same spot soon after. 
I have seen quite a number over the last few days which suggests that it will be a good year for this species.