Not a good week – effin’ crap weather: Friday and Saturday took NO pics!
Sunday 23rd June
Always reminded of Tweeedles when I see a monstrous crow!
Could fill the internet with cute duckling pics.
Black headed gull about to pounce on a piece of bread.
Chaffinch three times.
At least I think it’s a chaffinch. Always prepared to be wrong!
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!
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
A chaffinch doin’ the buggerin’ off
Another (or the same?) black headed gull. This time posing for the picture.
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.
Blue tailed damselfly.
Insects have been noticeably scarce, presumably because of the weather.
Not magic – look closely – you’ll see the line. Perch
There were a couple of anglers on the canal.
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.
Grass: caught my eye is all.
What bird is this perched high on an alder tree?
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.
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
This lady was having a bath for about ten minutes.
Noticeable because of their brilliant red colour. Cinnabar moth.
The underside of a speckled wood butterfly
…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. (!)
Thrush – outnumbered by blackbirds.
Heron on the pond.
Not seen very often yet this year, but the duckling season’s here!
Struck me as amusing. Walking the dog!
This one’s a blue tailed damselfly
Couple of coupling blue tails
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
Really small motherfly .
Pied wagtail on Dock road.
… and last but not least a sparrow!