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Monday, 29 June 2009

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Fox (Parkend)

I thought that this one should added to the list. It is a bit far away, but at least it was a Fox!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

5 Spot Burnet moth (Wild Lydney)

And, what's that sitting on a thistle three buds down?
There are loads of the Five Spot Burnets, it must be a good year!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Bee Orchid (close up) - Wild Lydney

The Bee Orchid, it's rather small. Taken with a macro lens. I will try and get the real images.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Red Kite (Gloucestershire)

This is my favourite of all birds of prey. They are awesome! They have strengthened their position in the range of distance and breeding places. Let's hope that our children can see them.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Peregrine Falcon (ICBP)

I spent all day at the international centre for the birds of prey, which is a wonderful place to visit. The centre is run by Jemima Parry - Jones and all those who help her in that serious job. Go and have a look, its really nice.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Cannop Ponds)

It was a mournful day, even a slight wetness in the air. Well, its nice to be young, like our Great Spotted Woodpecker. Oh, I didn't wish you all, a happy solstice, the longest day of the year - for those who live in this hemisphere.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Ringlet (The Marshes, Lydney)

One of my favourites of butterfies. They fly quite a lot, but, when it goes darker, they land. But also, unlike other butterflies, it shows itself in its true colours.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Creepy crawleys

I was playing about with this, on the macro. I didn't quite get it all, but I will keep on trying.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Wild Boar and piglets (Forest of Dean)

I've been waiting for this since I came to the Forest of Dean, and now I can relax. It doesn't come out as well as I would like it to, but it was shot at a low shutter speed. It was early in morning and I haven't woke up.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Bumble Bee (Wild Lydney)

This is my first time with a macro, I hope you like it. Thanks to Matt Latham who takes the best film. And, thanks to my brother for his professionalism. I think I'll be a long time trying it out. Here is the Bumble Bee, just about the first.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Buzzard (Boys Grave)

It is a long way, but hell, I shall take it anyway. This one was hovering; funny, that is the movement of the Kestrel, I think its a new trick!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Moorhen chicks (The Marshes, Lydney)

They're beautiful. The mixture of black, blue, yellow and red is so vivid. There were about 8 of them, but it was difficult to tell, as they kept on darting in and out of vegetation.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Dipper (Lydney)

This was not a favourite day, the shooting of this bird was terrible. The shutter speed was 45 and was 1600 ISO speed. Still, it's beautiful. It was about this time of year, that I found it right there, but there are two of them. I think they are feeding their chicks. I will have to get a better picture than this. Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Monday, 8 June 2009

Long-tailed Tit (Lydney)

This bird is either a youngster or an elder sort. I cannot tell, as it looks alike. I think it is a young bird.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

They get a little bit younger. (Cyril Hart Arboretum)

It was about three weeks old. It is still looking out for its parents, probably for more food. As there were 4 of them, it seems like they're very aware that some time they will be on their own.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

The Lackey moth (Boys grave)

It was raining this morning and a bit in the afternoon. It will last until about next Thursday. Oh heck.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Green Hairstreak butterfly (Foxes Bridge)

The Green Hairstreak has been one of my first of all time. It was beautiful. I only counted two, but I think that was a misjudgement, as there was a large space.