Sunday, 30 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
My 'sidekick' was otherwise engaged today so I didn't travel far. I went for a nice stroll through the woods but didn't see anything of any significance. I did have a fair few visitors at the feeders today, which included:-
Brown Rat who I fear may not have much longer left to live, although they are a pest and spread disease I still don't like to see an innocent animal killed
I also had a new macro lens come yesterday and decided to have a play around with it today. It was too windy to get any decent shots and there seemed to be hardly any insects around.
The eye of my Crested Gecko, Bob
Love this shot as you can actually see the pollen on the stamens
Sunday, 23 May 2010
The cygnets of our local pair of Mute swans have hatched after about 5 weeks of incubation. There are 7 of them and they are very cute.
Heres the pen
The proud father
Mum having a scratch
Cygnet having a scratch
All seven of them
Sunbathing on the nest
Exploring their surroundings, trying everything out with their beaks.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Went to 3 lakes in the forest today, Speech House Lake, Woorgreen Lake and Cannop Ponds. There were a lot of babies around.
Speech House Lake
Mute swan pen sat on the nest
Mandarin ducklings we had a scary moment with these guys as the protective cob swan was about and we though that he was going to attack them at one point. Luckily his attentions were focused else where on a Mallard.
Greylag goslings, we got very close to these guys today and even had a moment where they were chasing us. Although we weren't scared of the gosling we were afraid of the over protective father who was coming towards us as well.