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Sunday 31 July 2011

Abyssinian Eagle Owl, so I am told.

It's not a lovely day today, I have got a poor old electric scooter, it has bad brakes, I think, every time I take it out. The fact is, I can't do much without it, walking is a non-go. So, it's time to put on the thinking cap. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Music time is: The outrageous Captain Beefheart ( ) By the way, I have approximately 9493 songs for you, hee, hee, hee.

Friday 29 July 2011

Ringlet and a Cinnabar larvae (Forest of Dean)

Three Ringlets all taking a drink, and there was a Cinnabar larvae. This time I am right for a change, thanks all of you for giving the name of Immature Common Darter, thanks to Matt, Adrian, Keith and Noushka. I have changed it.

The music for today is: Pink Floyd ( )

Thursday 28 July 2011

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Silver-washed Fritillary (Forest of Dean)

Beautiful day, the sun didn't want to stop, so I went up to our Forest of Dean. That's where I photographed this little S-w Fritillary. It is my favourite, at least until I get something in the butterfly world.

Tonight's music is: Velvet Underground (

Monday 25 July 2011

Juvenile Pheasant (The Old Refuse Dump, Lydney)

The last blog was indeed a juvenile Black-tailed Skimmer, this one I know so well. It's a juvenile Pheasant, but I can't tell you whether it is different  between sexes. If you have a desire to be a male, then watch out for the hunters!

Today's music is: Mozart ( )

Sunday 24 July 2011


Help me on this one, I couldn't find it in various books that I have, so, put out of my misery,  PLEASE! It must be easy, but I can't.

Joni Mitchell with ( )

Saturday 23 July 2011

Friday 22 July 2011

Oystercatcher (Isle of Mull, Scotland)

It was a miserable day, cloudy with a bit of rain. So, I have meant to do this earlier with the Oystercatcher, but I forgot.

Tonight's piece of music is: Miles Davis

Thursday 21 July 2011

Black-headed Gull (Lydney Boating Lake)

Here it is, B-H G. This time he's returned here, take off his/her mantle and settle down for the winter. Hell, it's nearly winter!

Tonight's music is by Neil Young - Such a Woman  (

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Male Goshawk (Gloucestershire)

I was moved by this one, I know that it was still, posing and quite aware of the fact that he was in falconry, but, I was genuinely moved.

Tonight's piece of music is: J J Cale   (

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Redshank (Gloucestershire)

Now it is the Redshank. These are a bit bad, because it was aimed at the bird standing with the sun behind him/her.

This evening, I am listening to: Boys Of The Lough (

Monday 18 July 2011

Burrowing Owl (Gloucestershire)

These pictures are for all Americans, both South & North. It also is for a young woman who lives in Poland who said that she loves Owls.
 The Front
The Back
Unfortunately, they don't live here.
I am playing a song every night, and I shall try to put what I'm listening to at this moment. It is Grateful Dead - Picasso Moon

Sunday 17 July 2011

Lapwing (Gloucestershire)

They stand in the upright position looking out at something, but, they are frightened, suddenly they are flying, and they can really go. Beautiful. I'm not in position to take any pictures of that, but, you can watch them flying sometimes.

I am playing a song every night, and I shall try to put what I'm listening to at this moment. It is Nick Drake: