Monday to Saturday

All these pics are on Flickrlink

Monday 17th

Probable goldfinch

Probable goldfinch (?)

Didn’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.
 
 
 
 

bird

Definitely a bird but …

One of those ‘little brown jobs’ that have a 98% chance of fooling me. Probably a chiffchaff?
 
 
 
 

A tit

A tit

Think this was a long-tailed tit.
 
 
 
 

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

The colours on this little songster!
 
 
 
 

Juvenile grebe doin' the buggerin' off

Juvenile grebe doin’ the buggerin’ off

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.
 
 
 
 

Grass seeding

Grass seeding

Bee on yellow rape flower

Bee on yellow rape flower

There’s loads of Rape along the towpath and bees seem to like it.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday 18th

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

Ain’t they cuddly?
 
 
 
 

Greenfinch

Greenfinch (?

Thought this might be a yellowhammer but believe it’s more likely a greenfinch.
 
 
 
 

Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Fluffing feathers after a hunting dive.
 
 
 
 

Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit

Another cuddly little thing.
 
 
 
 

Bee on clover

Bee on clover

Bees like clover, I understand.
 
 
 
 

Robin

Robin

Just look at that wing!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday 19th

Hottest day of the year – summer. Unfotunately the back went so only managed a short walk.

Dog rose bud

Bud

Dog roses are quite common round the pond and up the canal.
 
 
 
 

Dog with dislike of camera

Dog with dislike of camera

This beast hates the camera with a true hate.
 
 
 
 

Colours

Colours

The contrasting colours are what attracted me. (The purkle/yellow ones are … ?)
 
 
 
 

Water lillies

Water lillies

The little patch of water lillies has survived.
 
 
 
 

Ferret

Ferret

A girl and two guys had this on a lead.
 
 
 
 

Log in lake

Log

Seen through a gap in the trees, I’ve posted a very similar picture before.
 
 
 
 

Damselflies mating

Damselflies mating

Two pictures of a pair of damselflies on the canal. The male is the blue one; the female is quite drab.

Thursday 20th

I’ve been paying more attention to insects, as much because leaves hide the birds as anything else.

Bee

Bee

Bee

Bee

Bees are becoming scarce. It’s not just the lousy “summer” weather.
 
 
 
 

Heron

Heron

Doin’ the buggerin’ off. Took off from the river and departed to the north.
 
 
 
 

Speckled Wood butterfly

Speckled Wood butterfly

Speckled Wood butterfly

Speckled Wood butterfly

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.
 
 
 
 

Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moth

Seen these around quite a bit. Lives chiefly on poisonous ragwort.

Friday 21st

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Seen ’em quite a lot at the west end of the pond.
 
 
 
 

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Chaffinch

Chaffinch


 
 
 
 

Grebe with a fish.

Grebe with a fish.

Taking lunch to the kids.
 
 
 
 

Kitten on the keyboard

Kitten on the keyboard

Came in from the pond to find this.

Saturday 22nd


The lilly patch on the pond is blooming

The lilly patch on the pond is blooming


 
 
 
 

Clouds

Clouds

Saw a face in these clouds.
 
 
 
 

Bee on bramble flower

Bee on bramble flower


 
 
 
 

Tiny moth with  L O N G  antennae

Tiny moth with L O N G antennae

A dozen or more of these fell out of a tree as I passed.
 
 
 
 

Stripy head of grebe chick

Stripy head of grebe chick


 
 
 
 

speckled wood

speckled wood


 
 
 
 

mallard feather

mallard feather


 
 
 
 

Silver ground carpet moth

Silver ground carpet moth


 
 
 
 

Silver ground carpet moth

Common blue damselfly


 
 
 
 

Grebe family

Grebe family


 
 
 
 

Lichen on fence post

Lichen on fence post


 
 
 
 

2 thoughts on “Monday to Saturday

  1. I loved those colours too. Not sure that I would want a ferret for a pet, but it did look cute on the lead. My cat is fascinated by my laptop, is forever marking it with her scent and pitter pattering across it when I am trying to use it. I suppose she sees it getting lots of attention and wants in on the action 🙂

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    • Male ferrets STINK!

      Two of the cats like the laptop ’cause it’s warm to sleep on. Usually one or t’other ginger beast on it when I come back after a while. (The two black cats don’t like anything, me included)

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