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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Weekend roundup

A few from the past few days. First one is a plant I’ve never seen in the wild before,

Toadflax. I think it’s a beautiful flower. Love some of these in the garden.

Next one is a Wood Pigeon. Yea, I know they’re pretty common, and some people think of them as a pest, but I think they’re a handsome bird.

The next one is another fairly common bird here, the Grey Heron.

He was just about to launch himself into the air.

Keeping with the common theme for the next one; a Crow.

What a greedy so and so! A beak full of bread. Surely he won’t manage all that?
And a couple of deer to finish on. I had a wander up to Woburn Deer Park the other day. Here’s a few from there.

Rather cheekily poking out his tongue. And the last one,
surveying his females.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, whatever you are doing.


  1. You always find the best of nature.. or does it find you?

  2. Thanks Hilary. I think we find each other lol
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. This plant is very nice! Love the Wood Pigeon...its much nicer than our Pigeon here!

  4. It's all too easy to overlook the birds we see most. I learnt that to my cost when the House Sparrows disappeared from my garden for some years, happily they are making a comeback though :)

    I love the light on the Heron and the Crow made me smile, it certainly wasn't leaving any for anyone else :)

  5. Thanks Dominic. The Toadflax is a lovely plant. I'm surprised I've never noticed one before.

    Jan, you are so right. We don't always appreciate what is right in front of us.
    That Crow certainly was a greedy one. ;)

  6. Great pictures Keith, especially the Wood Pigeon, Grey Heron and of the Deer.

  7. Hi Keith...Toadflax was always a summer delight to see from the time I was a kid until today!!
    We always called it " Bread and Butter or Eggs and Butter Plant"..love the photo!!
    The first two photos of the deer remind me of a mystical forest scene!! Very nice!!

  8. Nice collection again Keith. I agree about the Wood Pigeon...a handsome bird in its own right.
    Great Deer shots.

  9. I see that wild plant around here a lot. didn't know what it was called though. nice shots. I like pigeons!

  10. Great shots. I like the Grey Heron about to take off, best.

  11. Thanks Grammie. I love some of the ‘local’ names for different animals and plants. I can see how Toadflax got its names you know it as.

    Thanks Trevor. Managed to get quite close to the deer that day.

    Thank you Doreen. I think I’ve only ever seen that plant the once. Lovely plant.

    Lotusleaf, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

  12. Grand shots of the Deer, I'd never noticed Toadflax before.

  13. Some lovely photographs. You have got some good collections here.
    Good to meet another nature lover.

  14. I like the toadflax, Keith, it looks very delicate. :-)
    How far were you from the deer? Were they (and you) not afraid of a close contact?

  15. Great stuff Keith I do like the Deer images its always good to catch up with your blog

  16. Nice shot of the Deer and that Heron is brilliant Keith.

  17. Super shots my friend, love the greedy crow and the Bucks!!!

  18. Thanks Adrian. It's a lovely plant.

    Haddock, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciated.

    Thank you Petra. I was about 60 feet away from the deer. I think they are quite used to people, but I always give them the respect they deserve.

    Thank you Keith :)

    Roy, thank you for your comment. :)

    Scriptor, thank you :)

    Thanks Dixxe. :)

  19. I have seen this wild flower last weekend, too;-)) Phantastic nature impressions Keith. A big hug from Luzia.

  20. Thank you for your comment Luzia :)

  21. I have seen the Toadflax here in differnt areas. If cattle eat it they can die.
    It to be killed around here . The MD will come out and spray for it right away. Its not a good weed for certain reasons yet it really is beautiful. Looks like a snapdragon.
    Wonderful post as always. Hope your feeling fine.

  22. Thanks Lisa. That's interesting about the Toadflax; not heard of that before. It certainly is a beautiful plant.

  23. Oh my God! These Deers are wonderul - You're a lucky guy, Keith:) I like the mushroom too from the other post - great photos. Greetings, Asia

  24. Thank you Joanna. The deer are not that far from me, so I can follow the easily. I'm lucky that I have so many good places to watch wildlife near to me. :)