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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by rona, Mar 6, 2016.


  1. Sled dog hotel

    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    That's how I miss them then. I hope they can sort it out, because there are some great regular updates, and its lovely to see them.
     
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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Not a lot this week, there's been a biting wind, but I did get a couple that are special to me :)

    This because after years of trying to get a good picture of an Orange Tip butterfly, only the second one I saw this year came and posed right in front of me :)

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    And then this little Treecreeper, who continued to build it's nest, even though I was standing there :D
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    A few of the other things I saw
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    This little girl was very annoyed with me because I was stopping her making her nest, so I moved on rather swiftly
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    First Orchid
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    I just thought this looked spectacular against the darkened sky
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    Actually more there than I thought
     
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Then nature in the raw
    Came across this newly dead Robin and the ants were already at work raiding it for sustenance
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    Stunning photos @rona. I don't get notifications on this thread either, so annoying as I don't want to miss any of the pictures.
     
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  5. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I'll usually put most on a Sunday as I get to go out more at weekends :D
     
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    I'll try & remember that! :)
     
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  7. Happy Paws2

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    Rona they are beautiful, you should enter some of them in BBC Countryfile 2017 calendar competition when it opens.
     
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  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Which ones? :)
     
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    You might have to do a poll on here, there are so many good ones.
     
  10. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    More plants this week. Getting increasingly hard to catch birds as the foliage has now sprouted and the insects aren't out in force yet.
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    The beauty of weed seeds :D
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    Keep checking these to see if the early Skippers are on them.
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    Was starting to worry about our Ash trees, they are so far behind, I'd begun to wonder if they had Ash dieback
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    The May is out at last
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  11. Brrosa

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    Wow, lovely photos. Thanks for posting these :)
     
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  12. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Just too many this week :D
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Then there's this special picture of my bird box in the wood :)
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    Does anyone know what this is?
    I have my suspicions and have contacted the wildlife trust who manage the land
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    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

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    I'll stick my neck out and suggest nightingale......

    Lovely pics as usual - do you have a macro lens for the insects?
     
  15. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    That's what I thought. No reply from the wildlife trust as yet.

    It's just a point and shoot camera, no interchangeable lens.
     
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    Great photos Rona, your photography gets better and better. Glad to see the progress in the nest box too.
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    The insects are now out in force............
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    rona Still missing my boys

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    Then there's the other creatures and plants
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    Unfortunately, when I saw this chap, I didn't have my good camera with me because rain had been forecast :(
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    Lovely, thank you for posting and making me smile :)
     
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  20. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    A tiny tiny Roesel's Bush-Cricket
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    Burnet Companion day flying moth
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