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Butterflies & Bees Etc………..

While Flickr is behaving I’m making the most of it!……. most unlike me to post two days running, but I have a little time and I can actually post pictures too!…..:)

Yesterday was one of the few days this year where we didn’t need three layers of clothing, we decided that Pound Wood could be worth a visit as we haven’t been for a while and there is often a wealth of wildlife…………..

The Bees were real busy!….. they have struggled this year with the cold hanging on for so long, It is good to see them around!….:)

The Orange Tips are back as well, these really are manic, you just have to wait for one to settle near you to be able to take a pic, I’m sure they enjoy leading you around if you chase them!…..:)

Then our old friend the Pearl Bordered Fritillary showed up, most obliging too, seemed quite happy to pose for a minute or two!…. really liked that dandelion!…..;)

This is a pic from a  while back now, the Nuthatch!……. at Severn Valley Country Park we’ve found a couple of places where these will be happy to land quite close if you bribe them with a few suet pellets!…. they are quite vocal though!……….hehehe

The last of the snow!……….. YAY!….

……….and the first signs of spring!…. late it might be, but very welcome all the same!………

 

Have a great weekend!………………;)

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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in photography, Scenery, Wildlife

 

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Spring is Here!……………

It seems like an age since I was here posting pics, but then with the dismal weather that we’ve had for the last couple of months I have suffered from a lack of inspiration to be honest, the light has failed us on most of the occasions when I’ve had the time and only the recent purchase of a new camera has fired me up again!………

However as the following will hopefully show, spring is most certainly with us even if we haven’t seen the last of the snow!……..

Snow Drops are often the first subjects of a new year (assuming I haven’t been able to get out and take snow-covered fields and frost covered trees!…..)

However It’s not all about Snow Drops!…….;)

All of our local birds are showing fantastic colours now, just about at their best and showing off!…..;)

Long Tailed Tit……….

Nuthatch……….

Siskin……….

Blue Tit……….

……………and as it’s now time to pack that camera and take off out again, I’ll wish you a good week and thank you for taking the time to get this far!…..;)

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2013 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Misty Morning in Shropshire

Unless I’m at work it is rare for me to be up and about early enough to capture misty mornings, In fact most of my misty shots are taken in snatched moments on my way to work……. On this occasion though we were both out there and taking our time soaking up that view and those damp cobwebs!………………:)

Have yourself a good week!…………;)

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in photography, Scenery

 

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Atcham & Attingham Park

This post has been a long time coming, our weather has been wet enough to keep me glued to the computer and go out only to work, the camera was getting lonely!…….

Being in need of some shutter action we went to Atcham on saturday, where the River Severn crosses the road, there has been so much rain lately the river was quite high and very dark and moody!………

Attingham Park is only a stones throw away and both of us are National Trust members, it would have been rude not to visit their garden and check out the Bluebells…..;)

& other “Smiley” flowers!…..:)

In the courtyard the Goldfinches were busy too…..

…..and the Blue Tits were having lunch!……….

Even the Orange Tips seemed to be out enjoying our first sight of the sun for a week or more!………

most of our butterflies are much later this year, we don’t normally know which way to point the camera in early May, but it is still very quiet out there….:(

Have a good week!………:-)

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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A Walk in The Park?……..

Severn Valley Country Park that is, we pop down occasionally now as they don’t offer concessions on the car parking, however today seemed like a good idea to stay close to home, it was cold and it was going to rain, then rain some more…………..

Itching as we were to take a few snaps, there was very little about and the dull grey skies didn’t inspire any landscape shots either so here are todays captures…………..

Chifchaff… (loud aren’t they?…hehehe)

Squirrel…… (did I say it was cold, his paws firmly wedged in pocket!…..)

Mute Swan…. was glad of a long lens, they are nesting right now and don’t like you getting too close!…..;)

Happy weekend!……………

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Venus Pool

With the weather failing us yet again for the weekend, we decided to play it safe and visit somewhere that we would be able to avoid the rain and wind if required!……

Venus Pool seemed like the obvious choice, open area, pools and hides to ‘er hide in!……:)

It turned into a good day for practicing swinging a big lens around for a change, no more groveling on the floor trying to capture flowers!…..:))

Happy Sunday!…….:)

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Simple Pleasure 2…………

And because I’d hate to end the week on a negative note………..

More simple pleasure!…………

Severn Valley Country Park (at happier & cheaper times)…….

And our own kitchen, now that the Lilly has deemed us worthy of its splendour……

Have a Happy Friday night and a good weekend too!….. (don’t forget the lottery ticket!…..)

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in photography

 

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