Sunday, 1 July 2012

Not bad considering

The Safari woke up to heavy rain and decided not to go to the prom for the tide. Went out mid morning on the hunt for PL's Tree Bees, yes they've been discovered in another area of town.
A bit windy and loads of cloud cover but a good, although unsuccessful, day was had savouring the local wildlife...enjoy...

This one's a bee mimicking hoverfly.

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Teneral Blue Tailed Damselfly with exuvium
Field Rose - 'Cluedo' player stigma in centre of flower

Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt underside

Grass Vetchling

Hedge Woundwort

Meadow Brown - trying to hide

Male Meadow Brown

Meadow Cranesbill - stunning


As close as you can get

Amidst all that beauty some goon thinks this is acceptable - cut their flamin hands off!!!

Our regular Peregrine

 Speckled Wood - looks like it's been in the wars

Tiny Toad

Unkown fly - quite bronzy when the sun hit it
Where to next? Spain or Italy? Fancy Spain but as our brother lives in Italy it's gotta be them. Mark Avery reckons that the larger proportion your (EU) nation has the more likely you are to win in this competition...a bizarre way of predicting but no more weird than a predicting pig or a certain unshelled mollusc. By his 'calculations' Spain should win...any tips for the World Cup in two years time Mark?
In the meantime let us know if you enjoyed your outback today - we're sure you did!
Have a butchers at these pics...just for fun what is it? First two are an ear the other two are just 'fluff'.

1 comment:

Blackpool Nature said...

GREAT pics Dave
Glad to see the newts are OK - someone had removed the board the other day so I replaced it - but saw no sign of the newts Sunday.
Found Tree Bees at yet another site -
3 in S/M/L sizes - looks like they could be well established in the area.
Loved the pic of Frank
Where was the Blog Saturday - missed my bedtime reading !