Sunday to Thursday

Not a good week – effin’ crap weather: Friday and Saturday took NO pics!

Sunday 23rd June

Crow

Always reminded of Tweeedles when I see a monstrous crow!

Ducklings

Could fill the internet with cute duckling pics.

Black headed gull about to pounce on  piece of bread.

Black headed gull about to pounce on a piece of bread.


 
 
 

Monday 24th

Chaffinch three times.

Chaffinch three times.

At least I think it’s a chaffinch. Always prepared to be wrong!
 
 
 

Stages of a dog rose.

Stages of a dog rose.

There is, of course, the “hip” yet to come.
 
 
 

As I walked past an oak sapling, dozens of these little things dropped. Look at those antennae!

As I walked past an oak sapling, dozens of these little things dropped. Look at those antennae!


 
 
 

Kit rabbit cowering at the side of the footpath.

Kit rabbit cowering at the side of the footpath.

Sadly I was told that it was dead a short time after. 😦
 
 
 

Rather gorgeously coloured fly on a flower

Rather gorgeously coloured fly on a flower

A chaffinch doin' the buggerin' off

A chaffinch doin’ the buggerin’ off

Another (or the same?) black headed gull. This time posing for the picture.

Another (or the same?) black headed gull. This time posing for the picture.

Tuesday 25th

Two of the grebe chicks practising the mating dance.

Two of the grebe chicks practising the mating dance.

You can just see the youngsters’ erect crests! 
 
 

... and here's mum or dad with a fish for one of the kids.

… and here’s mum or dad with a fish for one of the kids.


 
 
 
Passing swan

Passing swan


 
 
 
Blue tailed damselfly.

Blue tailed damselfly.

Insects have been noticeably scarce, presumably because of the weather.
 
 
 
Not magic - look closely - you'll see the line. Perch

Not magic – look closely – you’ll see the line. Perch

There were a couple of anglers on the canal.
 
 
 
Ringlet butterfly

Ringlet butterfly on buttercup


 
 
 
Walked up to Shireoaks pit as was – now “Woodland”.
 
 
 
Always feel sorry for these beasties. Last year's peacock butterfly on its last legs.

Always feel sorry for these beasties. Last year’s peacock butterfly on its last legs.


Grass: caught my eye is all.

Grass: caught my eye is all.


Bird

Bird

What bird is this perched high on an alder tree?
 
 
 
Scarlet pimpernel

That demned elusive pimpernel!

I’d no idea that was what this was until I looked it up. Tiny flower about 8-10mm across.
 
 
 
(Northern?) Marsh orchid.

(Northern?) Marsh orchid.

Guy told me there were these on the old pit tip. Loads of ’em it turned out.
 
 
 
Birds foot trefoil being interfered with by a moth

Birds foot trefoil being interfered with by a moth

Mallard bathing

This lady was having a bath for about ten minutes.

Wednesday 26th

Noticeable because of their brilliant red colour. Cinnabar moth.

Noticeable because of their brilliant red colour. Cinnabar moth.


The underside of a speckled wood butterfly

The underside of a speckled wood butterfly

...and the topside of a Speckled wood.

…and the topside.

Speckled wood are the commonest noticeable butterfly around so there’s quite a few pics of ’em – sorry.
 
 
 
Passed these and thought of Mandelbrot. (!)

Passed these and thought of Mandelbrot. (!)

Thrush - outnumbered by blackbirds.

Thrush – outnumbered by blackbirds.

Heron on the pond.

Heron on the pond.

Not seen very often yet this year, but the duckling season’s here!
 
 
 
Struck me as amusing. Walking the dog!

Struck me as amusing. Walking the dog!

Unidentified damselfly.

Unidentified damselfly.

This one's a blue tailed damselfly

This one’s a blue tailed damselfly

Couple of coupling blue tails

Couple of coupling blue tails

Thursday 27th

Tiny midge and aphid on a leaf.

Tiny midge and aphid on a leaf.

Really got to get a macro lens if I’m gonna do stuff like this.
 
 
 
Marked the tip of its antenna

Marked the tip of its antenna

Playing about!

Playing about!

Really small motherfly .

Really small motherfly .

Pied wagtail on Dock road.

Pied wagtail on Dock road.

... and last but not least a sparrow!

… and last but not least a sparrow!

11 thoughts on “Sunday to Thursday

  1. The fractal and the Pimpernel stood out for me. Three fractal mentions in one week, I wonder what the interconnectedness of all things is trying to tell me 🙂 I used to have a dog, many many years ago, who liked to be carried like a baby. People would ask what was wrong with her – nothing, she was just lazy and liked being cossetted 🙂 I always think of Randall Flagg when I think of crows.

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