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Few things i saw today.

Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by Nonnie, Jul 25, 2014.


  1. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    #1 Nonnie, Jul 25, 2014
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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I assume that last one is a grass snake?

    I must have seen hundreds of thousands of small skippers this year :)
     
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Yes it was. Speedy little chap.

    Burnet Moth:

    [​IMG]IMG_0251 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0259 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    Im pretty sure the Ladybird was eating the Cardinals eye:

    [​IMG]IMG_0320 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0240 by MinsMite, on Flickr
     
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    That spider is amazing. I've never seen one of those. Super photo's dispite no zoom.
     
  6. Nonnie

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    I *think* its a wolf spider.
     
  7. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Fab pictures :)
    There are hundreds of those stripey caterpillars about aren't there
    I love the little orange flowers - so pretty :)
     
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    These are the only ones ive come across so far. Lots of ragwort, but not so many caterpillars.

    The flowers are a type of buddleia called Sungold.

    I want this variety:

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    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    That Budldlia is gorgeous :)

    I must of walked through a field of ragwort with out realising - there are hundreds of the stripey caterpillars along the shingle heath a walk at - lots of yellow flowers there.
     
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    Lovely pics :) im always taking them :) never thought to post any on here :eek:

    I DO have a blooming fantastic Fugifilm camera with a HUGE zoom - what i dont have is a dog that will SIT STILL - - try taking a super zoomed in shot with a 15kg dog pulling on her lead in your other hand - grrrrr - she is getting better tho ..... or seeing as its the school holidays try getting a good shot with 2 kids like elephants in the undergrowth ..think ill have to wait till Sept LOL

    Beautiful piccies :)
     
  11. Nonnie

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    Alfie is exactly the same. I have time when i take the photo. Thankfully, being old, he takes a little longer to get to the end of his flexi than most dogs.

    Blackberry picking is a military exercise. Ive lost about 3 big tubfulls on to the floor so far :mad:
     
  12. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Eyes to see :hand:


    Put a few on :thumbsup:

    You need a double ended lead that you can connect to a fence, tree or just around your waist :D
     
  13. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    So is this Ragwort? :eek:
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    :D :D :D
     
  14. Nonnie

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    No idea what this one is, but it sat still so got its piccie taken. I also got bored of Googling.

    [​IMG]IMG_1426 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    This little guy was crossing the road at a rate of knots. Saw him safely to the other side before moving on...

    [​IMG]IMG_1434 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1436 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1443 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1483 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    Was a horribly muggy walk, and the sky was black. We were bracing ourselves to get soaked, but it must have passed mere metres in front of us, as we didnt get more than a few drops on us, but walking back towards home the ground was soaked and flooded in a couple of areas.

    [​IMG]IMG_1482 by MinsMite, on Flickr

    Looking closer at the pic, i think i may have caught my first lightening strike.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Think the butterfly may be speckled wood :)
     
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    Could be. I didnt see it with its wings open. It just sat there.

    Was in a wooded section too.
     
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    Not a lightening strike, its a blade of grass :eek:
     
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    That makes three of us :) I am going to have to track some down locally. Thanks for the pretty pics and flower name :) Best of luck with the zoom lens.
     
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    Buddleia globosa is a lovely plant. There's also Weyeranii, which is a hybrid between B. globosa and B. davidii (the common one) which has yellow flowers (often with purplish centres) in clumps, sort of halfway between the two flower shapes. Flowers for a long period, often into October.
     
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