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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

This and that



Pied Wagtail



Guillemots. A tight squeeze

A bit of an oddity; a very light thistle


Bunny hiding in the grass

Hare on the path

Clouded Buff

White Ermine

(yea, I had the moth trap out one night.)

And last one for now. Started with a butterfly, and I'll end with one.

Green Hairstreak

A nice find in one of the fields near where I was staying in Wales. A not very frequent visitor to the area. Thanks to the power of Twitter, I got a quick ID, and was able to pass on the information to the 'local' butterfly recorder.

It's been a long, fairly stressful day, so I'll be back later.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


  1. loved all of these. the bunny and hare brought a smile. love the wagtail. beautiful blooms.

    hope you can de-stress. :)

  2. Thanks Theresa.
    Yea, time to switch off for a while. :-)

  3. Keith ... a very interesting selection from Wales. Green Hairstreak has eluded me this year ... didn't look early enough I guess but did bag my first Silver-studded Blue of the year yesterday.

    Breath deeply and relax.

  4. Great selection Keith. Never seen a Bogbean, it's a beauty!...likewise the Clouded Buff...[;o)

  5. Great pictures, birds, butterflies, blooms and bunnies. Time to relax!

  6. I am always amazed that Guillemots eggs never roll.off the cliff it always looks so dodgy.

  7. I have been under some stress lately and Im not very good at it! However being out in nature is a sure cure at least for the present! Lovely shots of the good stuff!

  8. HI Keith I am surprised you are stressed as I thought you loved Wales. Any way all the shots, 9as usual) are great. My favorite are the Pied Wagtail and the Bogbean shots. Many thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

  9. Nice variety in this post. I liked the bunny and the guillemots. Wales must be an inspiring place.

  10. I hope all went well.
    I am green as well the Hairstreak was a wonderful find.
    Great selection as always.

  11. Cheers Frank. I love what Wales has to offer, and the Green Hairstreak was a real bonus. Pushing its limits of territory apparently.

    Thanks Trevor. There's some lovely plants around here, and confined to just this area.
    I'm glad I put the moth trap out; got some interesting moths.

    Thanks Gillian. I think today will be a day of relaxing. It looks like rain. lol

    Thanks Doug. The eggs are shaped not to roll, I believe, but it doesn't stop the Ravens and larger gulls raiding them.

    Nature is a great stress buster Sondra.
    Glad you enjoyed the images.

    Margaret, I do love Wales; it's just outside influences that I have no control over that cause problems. Maybe I'll escape back to Wales soon, and just disappear.

    Thank you JoLynne. Yea, Wales gives me so much. Maybe I should do what Adrian does.

    Thanks Adrian. I usually turn up a few goodies on my visits.
    I take far too many pictures though.

  12. Proper stunning selection of wildlife and new plants that I have never seen before. That bog bean was definitely not the bridesmaid at the wedding. Went into town yesterday to do some errands for mum and brother, god I felt like a fish out of water, amongst all the beautiful people, phones, coffee, nail boutiques, cheap shit shops:-) keep doing what your doing and bollocks to the rest

  13. I know just what you mean Debs about the beautiful people in towns. Not been to MK city shops for about 7 or 8 years now. Awful place. I did go to a car park a couple of years ago though, to photograph some Waxwings. lol
    I think I prefer the wilder places. :-)

  14. Hi Keith... Your this and that's , brought out a lot of oooh's and aww's from me !! Beautiful shot's !!
    The Bogbean is gorgeous!!!

    Hugs my friend..


  15. I have never seen a Green Hairstreak around these parts, but now i know what to look for. Great post as always.


  16. Yeah need some wilderness therapy soon, might try the Wales, you should charge em for the free advertising:-)

  17. Fantastic pictures. Well done!
    Greetings from Poland

  18. Thank you Grace. Had a feeling you'd like the Bogbean. A lovely plant.

    Thanks Peter. This one was quite worn, and very near the end of its flying period.

    Debs, a great idea. I'm sure you'll have an excellent time if you go.

    Dzial Przyrody MSO, thank you for stopping by, and your comment.