Today we were watching the Little Grebe feeding their young with small fish, thought these birds only ate weeds see photo, one of the fish was a little to big and the parent tried to reduce it’s size by diving under the water, presumably to use the bottom as an anvil. We also came across […]
Month: August 2013
Posted by Ian My garden has been invaded by elephant hawk moth catterpillars most days which wander everywhere (they puzzle Pip) but today we had a privet hawkmoth caterpillar,both are really unusual visitors. (see pics)
Posted by Ian Another stunning morning,pooch and myself were soaked with dew.Came across this buck grazing happily on Rosebay willow herb.
Little Grebes etc
Posted by Ian Lovely morning, lots of mist first thing,came across two roe deer (buck and doe) grazing by gate 4 and a low flying hen harrier (female) by the sheep enclosure,all too quick for this snapper!. Got some shots of a little grebe feeding two young on the long pond (see pics) so at […]
The Heather has been in bloom for a couple of weeks now but unfortunately the weather does not always do it justice but yesterday it was at it’s full potential, the aromatic scent was exquisite and the colour outstanding and there is no shortage of bees working hard harvesting the pollen. It was a very […]
Thursday 15th August
Yellow Bartsia This year has been very poor, the usual places are either down in numbers or none at all. Most can be found on the large island, roughly 30, it can now be accessed with just boots. Butterflies There are still numerous Gatekeepers but fading fast, a few Common Blue, newly emerged Speckled Wood […]
Dragonflies in the garden
The other warm afternoon I was watching two Darters competing for the best spot on a wooden table, I thought they were the Common variety and as usual took a couple of photos. Bri
Common Toad Numbers Decreasing
Caught on camera the culprit trying to reduce the population of Common Toads, one down only another hundred thousand to go !! The Herons have now fledged and some have returned to fish on the long pond, but they like there own space and will not tolerate any others, even if they are a close […]
Posted by Ian Only kidding readers,photo shopped by Brian
Big Enough for tusks!
Posted by Ian I have seen many elephant hawk moths but never their larvae.Fascinating to watch.