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|
|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|
|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'.