Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lovely warm early Autumn days on the pool.....

 A young Goldfinch eyeing up the fruitful hedgerows

A teasel in the sunshine

Female Green-veined White Butterfly (maybe!!)

A Common Shrew - dead on the path

Wood pigeon - sitting pretty, on its nest

Heron  - up to his tummy, fishing

Seeds - breaking out

Thursday, 18 September 2014

All is quiet here under the boardwalk.....

But up in the hedgerows there is much feasting.... and squabbling!

Great tit


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Just to update yesterday's post....Well thanks to some knowledgeable friends I discovered that the weird rose thing is the rose bush's reaction to a gall wasp laying its eggs i.e. a gall

And the dragonfly I thought was a Southern Hawker is actually a Migrant Hawker.

So I learnt something new there!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I'm feeling like we could do with some more water in the pool... but life is still good...

This is a wierd looking rose thingy over by the bridge...

This is a comma butterfly enjoying the sunshine at the end of the boardwalk

And this (I think) is a Southern Hawker Dragonfly.... taking a few more rests as we get to the end of the season....

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Parent or child?  Yes my little ones are as big as me and getting more like me every day....

The cygnets are a lot more recognisable... but still grown up a lot.

 We have a small flock of blackheaded gulls on the pool now (not blackheaded at present - just a little black spot on their heads as they have winter plumage)

and hedgerows of fruit - but I'll leave them for the hedgerow birds.... I'm a strickly pond weed kind of bird!