Monday, 18 September 2017

A Late Rose

This Dog Rose observed in a hedgerow was still hanging on until the last.

One of my single image posts. 


Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Jay Encounter

This Jay was on the ground in an open field and quite some distance away. 
As I approached, it flew up into a small bare tree and kindly perched long enough for me to get a few long distant shots.







Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Last of the Flutters

The last of the Flutters (well maybe).
From what I have observed recently the butterfly season appears to be drawing down already and quite early this year. I went in search of Red Admirals in the last week without success.
At this time and until October I would expect to find Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral and Small Tortoiseshell in reasonable numbers. The indifferent weather is not helping the situation with frequent storms and strong winds which are not conducive to the flight of butterflies.

I have posted below a few images of what I did find. 
The Painted Lady is still around and perhaps the only unusual one of the bunch.












Sunday, 10 September 2017

A White Woodie ?

Is this a Leucistic Woodpigeon

I shot these images the other day when out walking the Parkland.
It has a lot of characteristics of a Woodpigeon, like the legs, the way it holds its head, similar eyes, signs of the iridescent green on the neck, the overall stance.
If it was a Racing pigeon then it would have rings on the legs which it hasn't. 
It was certainly as large as a Woodpigeon.






Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Elusive Goldcrest

Although not looking at their best at this time of year, I was nonetheless pleased to get a few shots of this elusive little bird that I can never really get to grips with. Its always on the move and often obscured by twigs or leaves. 












Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hawker Flight

A few shots of the Migrant Hawker dragonfly I took by the lake side in the Parkland.














Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Its Blackberry Time

Starlings are connoisseurs of berries of various kinds and don't mind the occasional blackberry.
Did I say 'Occasional', I watched a flock through tall bushes and they probably eat their own weight in the berries or more just while I was there.
Unusually they were easy to spook and would move off to another bush, so I had to be careful to get these shots.