Lisa's challenge this week is Short-legged Birds. I've noticed that the bigger short-legged birds all seem to waddle - look at any duck! And little birds, just like little people, have to take so many more steps to keep up with those who have long legs, a problem I have experienced all my life, … Continue reading SHORT-LEGGED BIRDS – Lisa’s Bird Challenge of the week
More beautiful pieces of old dead wood, carved into fascinating shapes by the sea. What journeys have they been on? What was the original living tree like and where did it grow? If only they could tell us!
Can you guess, from the picture above, what my theme for this week is?! Here's another photo. Got it?! The theme is dead wood, some of it driftwood by the sea, as in these two photos, and some of it decaying in the landscape. Perhaps that doesn't sound very promising! But I am always fascinated … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 166, Sunday
Lisa (from Florida) sets a weekly bird 'challenge' which I haven't responded to for the last few weeks. This week, it is BIRDS WITH GREEN FEATHERS. Although it's taken me hours, I have really enjoyed going through hundreds of my photos today picking out birds with green - such an amazing variety and many … Continue reading BIRDS WITH GREEN FEATHERS – Lisa’s Bird Challenge of the week
The last photos from the Naturetrek day I spent at Pitsford Water Reserve on the 9th. Spiders Bugs Bugs can be quite difficult to identify because they have so many different stages (instars) in their life cycle which can look very similar between different species. Most of these are Squashbugs, probably Dock Bugs, although … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 165, Saturday
Autumn, the "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness " (Keats), is definitely on its way. Only another week until we reach the equinox and then it's downhill to winter and the shortest day! But for now, we can enjoy the beautiful colours, especially when the sun shines, which it did last Wednesday afternoon.
Although not macro photography, I couldn't ignore some of the BIRDS around, especially the young Kingfisher which posed for us near the edge of the lake while we were trying to photograph the dragonflies! It made one unsuccessful attempt to catch a fish before its parent brought a fish. However, despite pleading to be … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 162, Wednesday
There were only a few butterflies around. They have a moth trap on the Reserve, so we were able to photograph some caught the previous night before they flew off.
Some more insects for the last two days. Below are a variety of flies, many of them feeding on ivy flowers.