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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Mid week

I’ve got behind with everything again, so a quick post till I can catch up.

I managed to tempt a Nuthatch the other day, with a few seeds,

and got a few pictures. 

Not sure what this Squirrel was collecting,

but maybe he’s expecting another hard winter.

Autumn is certainly here now, with plenty of mushrooms about.

Fly Agaric, but not a fairy in sight.

A Mandarin Duck, standing on one leg, waiting 

and a Heron on two, just waiting.

And some lucky Heather to finish with,


Hope your day is lucky.


  1. Hi Keith....beautiful mushroom..it doesn't even look real!! Up close I think I could detect a slight glimmer of fairy dust!! ; }
    When I see squirrels collecting materials like this one is this time of year I ususal find them moving in my attic for the winter and believe me they can find a way in..little pests!! : }
    The Heather is a favorite of mine but never have seen it in the wild and probably never will!! That is my sweet grandaughters name" Heather" : }

  2. I know what you mean about trying to catch up! 'Running to stand still' is an expression that leaps to mind! Nonetheless, well done on enticing that Nuthatch - nice one :D
    (and one day I'll catch up with everyone's blogs - hey ho!)

  3. Thats a brilliant Nuthatch shot Keith. I heard one this morning and had a brief glimpse of one last week and thats about it so far this year.

  4. Looks like the nuthatch has put his wings behind his back and is saying look no wings... no wings. Bet you didn't have a quick nibble on that red mushroom;-)Btw Keith I got a robin in my garden at the weekend, it was chunnering away at me through the patio window cheeky bugger

  5. What a beauty, the Magic Mushroom. It is a great and fantastic picture. And the rest of them too.

  6. Keith a stunning post. beautiful shots one and all.

  7. as ever lovely pics.

    Northants wildlife trust tell me they have passed the shooting incident on to Natural England.

  8. Your squirrel is so different than mine.
    I had to bait mine.
    Lovely photos. The last wildflower is so stunning and different.

  9. The mushroom is a really poison one, but I love his colour! A lot of wonderful nature impressions from the last days - always a great pleasure to visit you! Hugs from Luzia.

  10. Thanks Grammie. Yea, the fairies boots are just out of shot. (if Ozzy sang about it, must be true) lol

    Thanks Tricia. Yea, miss a couple of days, and it’s a nightmare to catch up lol

    Thanks Roy. It’s the only way I can entice them for a shot ;)

    Debbie, thanks. No, I leave mushrooms alone; even the ones from Tesco’s lol
    Glad you got a Robin to visit. Lovely little birds. Not seen mine for a while :(

    Thanks Bob. I think the effects would be quite magical if they were eaten lol

    Cheers Adrian :)

    Thanks Pete. Interesting update there. Hope something positive comes from it. Thanks mate.

    Claudia, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Lisa, thank you. :)

    Lucy, thank you. Yea, the Fly Agaric is quite poisonous; but very beautiful.

  11. I love the nuthatch.. and the squirrel collecting materials.. but that mushroom is just stunning.

  12. Thank you Hilary, glad you enjoyed them. :)

  13. got the following today

    Hello Pete,

    Natural England are going to speak with the landowners about the baiting but I’m afraid shooting Canada / greylag geese is legal and with in their rights.

    Best wishes,

    The Wildlife Trust for BCNP

    I've removed the name of the wildlife trust person

  14. Cheers for the update Pete.

    Hmmm, may be legal, but it still don't sit right with me. Especially next to a reserve.

  15. I love the Nuthatch! A bird I never see often enough.

    I have never seen a Fly Agaric in this area but have always wanted to, I just know there will have been a fairy sitting on it a moment before :)

    Love the Heron too, doing what it does best just watching and waiting.

    Lovely photos throughout!

  16. Thanks Jan. The Fly Agaric grows in acidic soil, and usually under spruce or birch trees. That might narrow it down for you. I'm sure you'll find some. :)

  17. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

  18. Excellent pictures, especially like the nuthatch (they remind me of some good times)

  19. I love the nuthatch and the mushroom.

  20. Nice Images Keith it has been great browsing your photography and catching up with things I never seem to have enough hour in the day during the summer, I am looking forward to more stunning images. Keith H

  21. Lovely collection Keith. The Nuthatch is a nice capture...I remember the first one I took on the feeder not so long ago. The Heron and Mushroom are also great images.

  22. Skizo, thank you for stopping by, and your comment.
    Appreciate it :)

    Sandy, thank you for your comment, and stopping by.
    I’ll take a look at your blog later. :)

    Thank you JoLynne. I was happy with the Nuthatch too.

    Thanks Keith. I know what you mean about the hours in the day. I’ve fallen behind again lol

    Trevor, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.