Saturday, 22 October 2016

Still Bumbling Along

Its the third week in October, the temperature is dropping, but the Bumble Bees are still around searching for food where they can find it.

Friday, 14 October 2016

A Spot of Fishing

During a walk around the parkland I was able to observe and photograph a Grey Heron wading along the edge of a lake and fishing in shallow water.

One of the fishing sequences I was able to observe.

Showing off its juggling tricks.

More 'Strike' shots

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Comma on the Wing

Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)
"This Comma has not yet come to a 'full stop'."

Its not unusual to observe Comma butterflies still flying in October and one place you are most likely to find them is on ripe blackberries. This is exactly where I found this one during this week eating from the fruit while remaining in a sunny position.
They will fly on while the weather remains mild and eventually hibernate in woodlands for the Winter.

For some extra colour I have added some Meadow Crane's-bill also photographed this week.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn Birds

We are at that time of year at the moment when if you are out looking for birds to photograph there is much less choice. 
The Summer migrants have left for warmer climes, but you may be fortunate to see the odd late leaver, especially in the South of England. Our Winter visitors like the Winter thrushes etc have not yet arrived.
So we fall back on some of our resident species just to keep our hand of course. 
After all, we do have some rather nice looking species to choose from.
Here are a few I took some shots of in recent days.

Great Tit

Marsh Tit

Blue Tit

Coal Tit