Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter sights ...

   A Dunnock...


Reed clearing...


A mushroom ...



Monday, 23 November 2015

Today three Lesser Redpolls were together enjoying the grass heads by the back hedge....



frost was slowly melting on the rose hips...



and it was feeling wintery...








Monday, 16 November 2015

A Lesser Redpoll spotted by the back hedge today...


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Clouds scud across the sky, sheep now trample the meadow edges,
and the Stonechats enjoy the spoils...





Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Many of the birds are loving the fruitful hedgerows including this Starling....



And other animals too!....



A baby Newt crosses the path, looking for a winter home in the undergrowth....



while a Buzzard soars above....



Meanwhile the Stonechat seems to have settled with us...


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

As the mist lies in the dusk on the meadow, a heron gulps down a large fish, a bat swoops above and a newt makes his way across the path into the safety of the long grass.  A fox hears children and makes a dash from his hiding place in the reeds and out across the scrape into the gathering gloom.




... But by morning the world is transformed by sunshine and the long tailed tits bob down the hedge, chattering to the blue tits as they go...



Monday, 28 September 2015

Oooo, a new screen for bird watching!



and through the bird screen was spotted... a newly arrived Stonechat...



meanwhile, on a sunny branch, a Migrant Hawker Dragonfly takes a rest...


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ...









Saturday, 1 August 2015

Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly on the path...


Thursday, 30 July 2015

A black-tailed godwit seen on the pool today...


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Green-veined White...



another busy pollinator...



some Woundwort...



and young pike lurking in the pool...


Thursday, 23 July 2015

And beautiful butterflies, enjoying the thistles....

a Small Copper...

a Gatekeeper...

a Meadow Brown...

a Comma...

and a Small Tortoiseshell...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Wow, look whats appeared!
 A beautiful carved arch at the entrance to the walkway over the pool...



with lovely detail...




Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Dragonflies and damselflies galore!

An azure damselfly...



A Blue tailed damselfly....


A banded damoselle...



And a family of ducks settling down for the night...


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Roadworks on the footpath.....



flowers on the boardwalk.....



and a Red Admiral butterfly on the meadow.....