Monday, 31 July 2017

Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bugs and all creatures great and small. (in other words a catch up ;-) )

A (small) selection of a few of  my sightings seen in May, June and July.

12th May.
Foxes x 3 caught on camera in my garden.


 
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                                    May Bug in my garden on the 29th May.
                                                                  
 
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                        Chaddesley Woods. Worcs Wildlife Trust, Nature Reserve.
 
28th May.
 
Beautiful Demoiselle
 
Surprising what difference a little sunshine can make.
 
Shade
 
Sunshine
                                                                                                

                                                              25th June
 
Ringlet
 
9th July
 
Red Admiral
 
Comma


                                                          Meadow brown
                                         
                                                    Silver-washed Fritillary     
 
 
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RSPB Sandwell Valley. 14th May
 
I believe this to be a Grey-haired Mining Bee.

                                                 Ring-necked Parakeet. Pretty but noisy!




                                                      Smooth  Newt (male)


                               
                                                 Smart looking Greenfinch
                                                      
                                                Canada Geese and goslings.
 
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Carrion Crow admiring the sunset. 17th May.
 
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June
 
Fox in my garden 24th June. A little beauty!
I was on my holiday in June so not much to add for June in this post. Holiday images to arrive on my blog in the not too distant future. ;-)
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July
Whittington, Stourbridge. 4th July.
 
Gatekeeper

                                               An assemblage on Ragwort.

                                                              Ringlet
                                        
                                                   Small Skipper (I believe) :-) 
                                                
                                                          Small Skipper ( I think) ;-)

                                                     Small Tortoiseshell.
                             Sadly not many of this species seen this summer.
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Forest of Dean. 13-15th July.
 
Barn Swallows that were making or maybe repairing a nest.

                                         
                                               Blue-tailed damselfly ( I reckon) :-)
 
Gatekeeper
 
                                                       Speckled Wood
   
                                                    Large White

                                                  Juvenile Pied Wagtail.

                                                     Juvenile Robin.

                                                         Another one.


                                   Peregrine Falcon at Symonds Yat Rock.

 
Pond Skater
 
Wolf Spider (I think) ;-)

                                   

                                              Mandarin Duck at Cannop Ponds.


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In my garden. 23rd July
 
Red Admiral
 
Red Admiral with attitude! ;-)
 
Vipers Bugloss inspection.

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Hagley Hall,  Stourbridge, West Midlands.
 
Good to have had closer views than normal of the Fallow Deer. Only the Bucks on view today, presumably the Does were busy with fawns.
 

 
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 Trimpley Heavy Horse Show. 30th July.
 
A great show!
 
Suffolk Punches.






Shire Horses.


 
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I will end this post with a delightful Comma butterfly that was in my garden on the 16th July.