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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Pintail taken at Slimbridge WWT

Another rainy day, time to delve into the past. This was photographed back in February, it was a good day!!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Common Blue Butterfly

It's a nice butterfly, the first that I've seen around here this summer. Last year it disappeared due to it being an atrocious summer. I hope that it will stay a bit longer this time.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

The Goslings at Lydney lake

There are 14 of them, cuddly aren't they? After the anglers had tried hard to get rid of them, they are here again. I can't blame the anglers for wanting them gone, but somebody keeps putting new ones on the lake. Maybe they need to investigate who it is?

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Found growing on a rubbish tip


What was I doing on a rubbish tip, well I was looking for a Grey Wagtail. I couldn't catch one, so it had to stick with the flower.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Orange-tip butterfly at Lydney lake.

The Orange-tip was a nice surprise, though last year it had come earlier. It must have been that global warming has taken the year off!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Jay at Cannop Ponds

I caught the Jay this morning, it's the first that I have photographed. It was so beautiful. It's all there, only not all, because there is a part missing from its tail.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Reed Bunting (female) at Cannop Ponds

This one was taken this morning, not a good time to take photographs. It was gloomy. The weather hasn’t been very nice for about three days, and doesn’t look good for the next week.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Redhead at Slimbridge

What a TERRIBLE day, it’s been raining all day or nearly all day anyway, but I’ve got to give you a picture, so here is one. So how is this then?

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Brambling at Speech House Woodlands

I photographed this bird yesterday, but it was on our site www.deanbirders.co.uk and there was enough on this blog. Each time I take a photograph of it, it seems to get better. One day, when I am rich, or a photo dealer thinks it would be nice enough to give me a camera that's better than mine, splutter, splutter, I'll get it right on!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Willow Warbler at Lydney boating lake.


It has been 3 days since I communicated, sorry! And what a lovely morning it was. Here I caught the Willow Warbler darting from tree to tree. I had to be quick; I was having a tow bar fitted to my car to pull a trailer for my scooter. So I disappeared from that scene with the bird.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Cuban Whistling-duck at Slimbridge WWT

I was feeling bored, nothing new to excite me. So, I let myself go a little and nipped over to the archives. That's much better.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Wheatear in Lydney harbour

Here at Lydney harbour, is a strip of land that I believe belongs to nobody. Unfortunately, the farmers, they have barred the way for certain types of people, those in wheelchair and mobility scooters. So, I am one of those people. I can’t have the right of way to see the birds that are so hard to photograph. This photo was taken in 2005. All the areas that I used to frequent, were many birds: Dunlin, Sandpiper, Turnstone, Oystercatcher, Rock Pipit, Ringed Plover and many more.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Rowen bud

The good old Rowen tree, new with spring and looks so beautiful. It won't be long before it turns into a tree with berries. I'll keep you posted how it is going.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Knobbly Tree

I spent most the day, (in between the snow showers), at Wenchford picnic site. I was amazed by how long I could spend so much time looking at nothing.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Blue Tit at Cannop Ponds (again)


Oh no, he hasn’t taken photographs of that bird again, but I caught the Blue Tits building their nest.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Chiffchaff at Cannop Ponds

It is singing, forever singing. They have been everywhere there are trees. There's numerous amounts of the Chiffchaffs, happily chirping their song.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Starling. Photographed by Lydney cricket ground

I went to the opticians this morning to see if I should have any new ones. For photography it is important. He said there was not a real need, although there was a slight change in my eyesight. So, I said I’ll take them, because it is long time (2 years), until I take another test. Oh, the bird is a Starling, which you can agree they are easy to see, with or without glasses.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Lesser Black-backed Gull. Photographed in Lydney

You can find this nearly everywhere, on roofs, ponds (with something to eat and of course got to be large), playing grounds and refuse tips. It has recently taken to those places, it normally lives on the Welsh islands and it would leave for the winter. It is not as unpleasant as the Great Black-backed Gull.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was taken in Lydney


It was a beautiful day, a bit of a stiff breeze, but who cares. The Small Tortoiseshell was woken up with the warm day.