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Archive for April, 2011

…if you don’t like insects! A Greenbottle fly and a Speckled Wood butterfly captured in the woods next to the house using the macro function on my 70-300 zoom.

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…this one from yesterdays upload, another photograph from the weekend.

Banded Demoiselle

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…photographs to sort through from the long Easter weekend, quite a mixed bag, the first 3 photographs are  of the Wisteria in the garden at home.

The next 3 photographs are of a Chiffchaff from a walk over on Epsom Downs on Saturday, next a Treecreeper with a bug in its beak and a nice shot of a Robin captured while walking along the river Mole on Sunday and the final photograph is a Whitethroat captured tonight over on Epsom Downs.

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…spotting and counting birds! I was out  for 2 hours doing a survey and what a lovely warm sunny evening it was too, the wildlife was  abundant and vespertine.

The evening air was filled with a miriad of insects, fresh spring aromas and a euphony of birdsong, a very relaxing evening indeed.

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…this male Whitethroat this afternoon while walking through the woods. 

Whitethroat

 Whitethroats are part of the Warbler family.

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…I’ve been feeling under the weather for a couple of weeks now, chest infection sort of thing, really annoying and getting in the way of life! Ended up off work Tuesday thru Thursday went in on Friday which wasn’t the best decision of the week! And to top it off I’ve had to cancel my ringing session this weekend at Windsor.

So today the furthest I’ve managed to travel as been into the garden! The photo’s attached are of our apple tree.

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…for a survey this evening and what a beautiful evening it was too, sunny, warm, farmer working the land, rabbits feeding on the margins, plenty of bird action and even caught a fleeting glimps of a Roe deer…glorious evening in the English countryside!

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