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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.
 

23 comments:

  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" : }

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  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!)

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  7. as ever lovely pics.

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  14. Cheers for the update Pete.

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

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  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!

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  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. :)

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

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

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  19. I love the nuthatch and the mushroom.

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  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

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  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.

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  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.

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