Odds & Sods 2021

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Wonderful, Hazel, Great that you are able to get out a bit and take such lovely photos and share them with the rest of us--thanks. (And I hope your troublesome neighbours give up and agree to the requirements of the set-up there!)

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • Kittiwake (1st Summer)(2cy)

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Germain:

    Germain said:

    Bob S said:

    amazes me no one notices them up there.

    I think so many people walk without listening - I see lots of people out walking and they are either stomping along not noticing their surroundings or are wired for sound or, if in company, gassing 19 to the dozen . I always try to have my 'listening ears'  on as my late husband used to say to the girls.  It's hard to miss food begging calls 

    Generally folk do walk around totally oblivious to what nature is up to.

    Our local Nat Trust has swallows that nest right above their heads, in a narrow gatehouse passageway, swooping right over their heads (I mean centimetres, not metres above) bringing insects in and flying out again to get more insects, and keep the brood safe and fed!

    I often feel nature to many folk is something on the planet Zog, not earth!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • 4.30 AM This morning

    Its still the middle of the damn night Jenny!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    4.30 AM This morning

    Well AM wouldn't be this afternoon, would it?? 

    I was just heading out the door to work then... ours are blackbirds having a daily sing off 

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:

    4.30 AM This morning

    Its still the middle of the damn night Jenny!

    Well done Jenny. 

    As an early morning riser, for me, there's only one 04:30, the next equivalent is 16:30hrs   

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • A robin singing its head off in the early morning sun.

    House sparrow, most likely a juvenile

    Cuckoo spit, or more correctly, the home of the froghopper nymph....

    Finally, a buzzard, that had been mobbed by swifts and came back again later to be mobbed by crows....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • The last day of seeing the nesting kestrels in the local valley this morning. Left the nest and although they can't fly yet are hopping and flapping around their nesting tree, busy exploring. Three again like the last two years.