and maybe his Missus
Always love to see an Egret among the waving grass
Of course I had to deviate off the path as saw a couple of birds just over the bushes - is this a female Stonechat?
and this her partner
Knee or thigh high in the grasses (luckily it hadn't been a high tide) I was chuffed to see them and left them in peace
Back on the lane once more I came across this butterfly, think it is called a Wall something? first time for me.
O'h, this morning I saw a Robin either courtship feeding on the bench in my garden, or feeding a youngster, but it didn't look so young to me, not Titch, I am afraid he seems to have left now, not seen him for a month or more. The young bb is still around and is turning out to be a beautiful female.
Lot to learn
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
You're seeing some lovely birds on your recent walks Gaynor and well done on your first Wall butterfly, hopefully this week the weather is going to bring out some more flutterbys and other insects. Love the stonechats, smart Shelduck and always a thrill to see the Egrets. Strangely, we also saw a pair of Greylag land on the pond outside the apartment yesterday but they didn't stay for long. You never know what you are going to see on walks or locally and we hope your garden robins have young; sad you haven't seen Titch but lovely to see all your other garden birds too.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Great stuff again Gaynor, such a picturesque area you live in, are you far from the beach? Shame Titch has gone awol but hope you strike up a similar rapport with a new Robin
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Thanks Linda, Hazy and Wendy, I love this time of the year when you get such interaction from all the birds. Even the Jackdaws are aware they could get food if they sit on the bench or on the line pole!! Wendy I am about two miles from beach, sometimes I walk down and other times I will drive down to the other side where I could, if I felt like a good walk, get over to Llandonna, which must be four or five miles, along what is laughingly called the Coastal path, in fact I tried it not so long ago and decided to leave it for another day!!
I do miss the companionship of Titch, but after six years it had to be that he would disappear. I hope it was when he left to feed the female or the young and that he was doing what birds do, I will always feel privileged to have known him.
Just a quick photo now of something that caught my eye on a leaf in the garden this afternoon
I should put it on the insects thread but hey, it might be easier here - it isn't a wolf spider I don't think, but was quite yellow really, pretty - if a spider can be pretty?
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