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A walk in Pound Wood………..

Pound Wood, Wyre Forest.

We live quite close to what is left of the Wyre Forest and because it is a haven to all sorts of wildlife (and trees LOL) it has become a magnet for us at various times of the year as different species emerge!…..

I find it hard to ignore water be it a babbling brook or a raging sea!…….;)

Damselflies dart about or bask in the sunshine………..

Broad Bodied Chasers?….. keeping an eye open for the next meal….

Skippers flit around but if you keep still a while they will settle and pose for you………

an exciting spot!… a Golden Ringed, the first we’ve seen in the UK!….;)

another broad bodied, an elderly female I think!…..

Chrissy spotted this Hawker in perfect light, but how effective is that camouflage?…….

Gate Keeper, cute name, cute looker too!……;)

WordPress are telling me that I am running out of space and are asking if I’d like to buy a space upgrade, this will likely result in me giving up this blog sometime soon and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have posted comments and “liked” my posts/pics, you really have made it a worthwhile experience!……. X

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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in photography, Scenery, Wildlife

 

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A Walk in Pound Wood, Wyre Forest.

It’s been a while since I posted here, work has kept me busy and our weather hasn’t been too kind to photographers either!…..:)

Pound Wood in the Wyre Forest has been known for some time as a refuge for certain species of butterfly that aren’t all that common…….. we thought it about time we revisited…………

What an absolutely gorgeous day?…..:)

Fritillaries everywhere!…. but they don’t sit for long!…… we followed them around for a while then thought better of it and sat waiting for them to come to us!…….:)

Brimstones too were flitting around, they also rarely land for more than a couple of seconds, and when they do of course they do look exactly like the leaf they land on, there’s little hope of spotting these unless you see them land!……

and one of our favourites, not particularly impressive, but quite a rarity, the Wood White!

Happy weekend everyone, long may our dry, sunny spell continue!……..:))

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2012 in photography, Wildlife

 

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Butterflies

Saturday saw us in a part of the Wyre Forest near Button Oak on the Worcestershire/Shropshire border…….
We’d spoken to a friend and fellow photographer last week and he’d suggested this spot for seeing a less than common “Wood White”…….. half an hours walk and a wait for the sun to come out resulted in some cracking opportunities……..

The Wood White, not the best shot I’ve taken but it’s here ’cause it’s the best I have of a Wood White!…..:)

Pearl-Bordered Fritillary….. Lots of these about, although Chrissy can tell the difference between these and the “Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary”?………

Brimstone, not so easy to capture these as they can be a little skitty!…….. also sadly not as impressive when perched as they are on the wing!….:(

Small Copper, and I mean small!……:)
That’s a buttercup he’s sat on for a size ref!……

Just for fun I borrowed Chrissy’s macro lens too, quite like the different perspective of the Bluebell!……….

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in photography, Wildlife

 

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