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






Brimstone







 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









Wheatear









Whinchat










Female Bullfinch










Skylark









Oystercatcher








Turnstone





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







Greenfinch








Nuthatch







Yellowhammer




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




Avocet



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.




Whinchat







Whitethroat





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.




Rook








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.