Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rain and More Rain

 Yes, thats what it is doing most days this week, so I thought these images are a good reflection

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Flowers and Four Legs

Images from my recent Woodland walk including small flowers and big hooves.
It was sunny and warm on that day, but is a little different now.{:))

Common Daisy

"In the hot and humid weather it pays to keep One's feet cool whilst eating"

The Orchids are coming out now on the Reserve. 
The area where I took these images will soon have hundreds scattered around.

Common Spotted Orchid (Dactyloruiza fuchsii)

Red Clover

As usual these poor horses were bothered by flies around their heads.


Mallow ?

Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)



Monday, 26 May 2014

Red Campion

One of my all time favourite wild flowers the Red Campion (Silene dioica).

I read that the crushed seeds of the Red Campion have been used to treat snake bites.
Several species of butterflies and bumblebees feed on the nectar of the flower and moths feed on the foliage. So its a very useful plant altogether.

And where did I shoot these images…….
a meadow in the Parkland where I walk sometimes.

Friday, 23 May 2014


The Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)

A member of the finch family and a resident bird in UK.
These two were quite helpful and waited around long enough for me to take several shots of them.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Brimstone Courtship

A chance encounter with a pair of Brimstone butterflies (Gonepteryx rhamni) during their courtship.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Damsels Delight

 On my walk yesterday I had the first sightings of the Damselfly this year.
Hopefully it will be a better year for sightings throughout. I certainly missed a few species last year.

Banded Demoiselle (M)

Large Red Damselfly
Red eyed Damselfly (Fem) 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Sedge Warbler

 The first images I have been able to get of a Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus scoenobaenus) this year.

Walking along a river bank I could hear his chattering call.
For a change, I was waiting for him to appear rather than he hiding as soon as he would have seen me.

I did see him several more times, but it was a matter of him flying up out of the reeds and down again along the bank. However, I must be thankful for small mercies.{:))