Been using the 18 – 105 lens for a change. Birds are hidden by leaves as often as not and this lens seems to be better at close ups for insects.
Not been anywhere but the lake and canal – the weather has been, if not bad, not very good at all.
Might get a bit repetitive – sorry!
Also on Sunday was “young man with a fish”link
Anyhow, here goeth:
Sunday 30th June
Small bluelink, Ringletlink.
I put these down as small blues but they might be ringlets(?)
Two Speckled wood butterflies meet on a bramble leaf,
They duck under a leaf to do the deed
This mallard spent about ten minutes splashing and preening.
There’s quite a few damselflies around the lake. Here’s a blue tailed one.
Skipper Butterfly – large or small, that is the question!
Monday 1st July
Car park sparrow.
Bee coming in to land on rape(seed)
Dog rose bud
Tiny (unidentified?) moth
Even tinier wasp thing
Decidedly not large grasshopper.
Looks as if it’ll be a good year for conkers/
Tuesday 2nd July
Spiky and stingy
This thrush did the buggerin’ off and I caught it, just.
Midges on hawthorn:
Haws on hawthorn
Hoverfly on grass
Wednesday 2nd July
The two gingers were unusually kipping together this morning
I’ll have to try to identify some bee species
Skipper but large or small I know not
Ubiquitous Speckled wood
All four grebe chicks.