Archive for April, 2008

Speckled wood butterfly

Posted in garden, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , on 26 April 2008 by bramblejungle
Speckled wood butterflyThese are apparently pretty common, but I had to look it up.

A bit closer this time

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , on 26 April 2008 by bramblejungle
A bit closer this timeFinally succeeded in getting a reasonable shot of this wren in the garden.

Dunnock

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , on 15 April 2008 by bramblejungle
DunnockUnremarkable bird – until you look closely at its attractive markings. Lots of them around, along with the usual blue/great tits, finches, pigeons… – just nothing you haven’t already seen here. Still trying to get close to that wren, but no luck so far.

Heard but not seen

Posted in birds, garden, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , on 10 April 2008 by bramblejungle
Heard but not seenUnmistakably noisy – wrens are disproportionately loud for their size – but hard to spot among the branches. With luck it’s resident and I’ll get a chance of a better photo.

Jackdaw in flight

Posted in birds, flight, garden, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , on 9 April 2008 by bramblejungle
Jackdaw in flight

More “birds in flight” practice – Panasonic FZ30 + Canon TL55 teleconverter.

Buzzard

Posted in birds, flight, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , on 8 April 2008 by bramblejungle
Buzzard

From a distance this looked like another red kite, but it has a wide tail and a dark head so it can’t be. I’ve seen several in the area, but never here before now.

Looking for worms

Posted in birds, oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, wildlife with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 6 April 2008 by bramblejungle
Looking for worms

50mm or so of snow fell overnight, but it soon melted leaving patches of wet worm-laden ground for blackbirds and thrushes to investigate

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