Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
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Monday, 27 May 2013

Holiday Monday

At the moment, our government are embarking on a killing spree of wildlife.

At the risk of losing my temper totally, I'll just say that they shouldn't be surprised if a frustrated public eventually resort to violent protest against a deaf and blind government, hell bent on ignoring the vast majority of this country.

Picture time.

Welsh Poppy

Mallard, female

Little Tern

Garden Warbler

Reed Warbler

That's all.

Enjoy your day.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Start the week

I've finally got the Blue Tits back in the nest box again, after a faltering start this year.
Lots of frenzied feeding activity over the weekend, by both birds. And they work non-stop; from first light, until the fading light of the day. I'll be hoping they will be safe from the predators around here, so I'll be on extra watch until they all leave the nest.
I'll get some pictures and video of the comings and goings later; but for now, you've got these.

 Sedge Warbler

Yellow Wagtail


 Yesterday's start to the day

 Willow Warbler giving it some

 Reed Bunting giving his 100%

 Brown Hare

and finally, an expert of the air

Swift, being swift.

Enjoy your week

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Some more

This will be the last of the backlog for now. and the last if this don't show.

White Wagtail

A little tiff. Couple of Oystercatchers.

Eye on the fly. Jackdaw



Female Bullfinch




Enjoy the rest of your day, and week.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

More pictures

Slowly getting through the backlog

A few more from March

Female Red Breasted Merganser

Male Red Breasted Merganser




April's turn now

I include this one because when I saw it, it was a lifer for me. Not the best picture in the world, but it was a long way out in the sea. Red Throated Diver.

Lapwing, doing the 'early bird' thing.

A little Wren, singing his socks off.

and a couple of recent ones

My first dragon of the year, a Four-spotted Chaser

A group of Red Deer, totally unfazed by me being there.

and last one


Enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Just pictures

Getting a backlog of pictures, so here's a few from March, April and this month. I'll gradually get them all posted; or maybe not. Most of the backlog has been posted on my website, but I'll try and catch up with them on here too.

Here's 3 from March

Snowdrops. One of the heralds of spring.

Something else associated with spring, is the lambing season.

Didn't expect snow with it though.

Neither did this chap

Yellowhammer, wondering where all this white stuff has come from.

At least April fared better, and with it came one of my first butterfly sightings of the year.

Small Tortoiseshell

A close up of concentration.

Grey Heron

Next one I was very pleased with; I haven't many pictures of this bird that I'm happy with.



And I'll end with three from this month.

A couple of spring lambs, without the snow this time.

One of those very lucky shots

Little Egret, playing with his dinner

and since I started with flowers, I'll finish with flowers

Tulips, not from Amsterdam, but from Milton Keynes

Enjoy your day

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Catching up

The weather has been pretty good the last few days, which means I spend less time on the computer, and blogs, and more time outside taking pictures. I'll eventually catch up, but it seems a shame to spend warm sunny days on the computer; and when the evening comes, I'm too tired to be very creative on here, after cooking, shopping, and doing 'life' stuff. Not enough hours in the day.

Yesterday was another hot day. A very quick walk round the local lake, and then I decided to get some shopping, and try to tidy the garden a bit.
I like a wild garden; some would say untidy, and they're probably right. It's been neglected over the last few months, mainly due to bad weather, and then me going off to Wales for a while.
Yesterday I gave it a bit of a seeing to, and even got a couple of herbs to put in pots. I sowed some more wild flower seeds; I think the first lot got smothered by the grass growing in the borders, so they got a tidy up too. I've even got a few tadpoles swimming around in the pond, and I came across a large frog tucked away in the undergrowth.
The outcome is a neater looking garden, sunburnt back, and aching limbs. I even updated my website with a whole batch of new pictures of birds from the last couple of months.
Today is cloudy, and light rain, (although now, the sun has made an appearance), so I may get a chance to catch up with people and blogs now.

Anyway, enough of this writing malarky; here's some pictures.


Little Egret

A couple of loved up Wood Pigeons

White Feral Pigeon

Red Breasted Merganser showing off to the girls.

White Wagtail. RSPB Conwy used this picture to head one of their blog posts. Fame at last!

and last one for now

Female Stonechat, gathering some nest lining material.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.