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Monday 17thDidn’t think it was a goldfinch ’cause I hadn’t seen any where I snapped this. Since then I’ve seen quite a few around there.
One of those ‘little brown jobs’ that have a 98% chance of fooling me. Probably a chiffchaff?
Think this was a long-tailed tit.
The colours on this little songster!
All four young grebes have survived. They seem to be doing quite a bit of their own hunting now – they often disappear below the surface but mum and dad still bring fish for them as well.
There’s loads of Rape along the towpath and bees seem to like it.
Tuesday 18thAin’t they cuddly?
Thought this might be a yellowhammer but believe it’s more likely a greenfinch.
Fluffing feathers after a hunting dive.
Another cuddly little thing.
Bees like clover, I understand.
Just look at that wing!
Hottest day of the year – summer. Unfotunately the back went so only managed a short walk.
This beast hates the camera with a true hate.
The contrasting colours are what attracted me. (The purkle/yellow ones are … ?)
The little patch of water lillies has survived.
A girl and two guys had this on a lead.
Seen through a gap in the trees, I’ve posted a very similar picture before.
Two pictures of a pair of damselflies on the canal. The male is the blue one; the female is quite drab.
I’ve been paying more attention to insects, as much because leaves hide the birds as anything else.
Doin’ the buggerin’ off. Took off from the river and departed to the north.
Speckled Wood are the commonest “big” butterflies at the moment. Probably the cool weather is why they have to bask in what sun there is.
Seen these around quite a bit. Lives chiefly on poisonous ragwort.
Taking lunch to the kids.
Came in from the pond to find this.
Saw a face in these clouds.
A dozen or more of these fell out of a tree as I passed.