Hiding in the Bushes

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First post of this year!

A few insects and other crawly creepy things from around about recently.  Macro fun!

Soldier Beetle – Cantharis Rustica

Crane Fly aka Daddy Long Legs – Tipula maxima

Alderfly – Sialis lutaria

Swollen-thighed Beetle (Oedemera (Oedemera) nobilis) – Female

Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius pomaceus

Longhorn Beetle – Anaglyptus mysticus

Blue Bottle Fly – Calliphora vomitoria

Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura elegans

Araniella

Anthomyia pluvialis

Common carder bee – Bombus pascuorum

Garden Bumblebee- Bombus hortorum

Wild Winter

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It’s turning out to be a wild winter in more ways than one.  Not just the weather, but the wildlife that’s about.  A small selection of recent bird shots.

Green Woodpecker

 

Robin

Redwing

Fieldfare

Blue Tit

Chaffinch

Goldfinches

 

 

The Sweetest Bird?

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I had the fortune of a group of Long Tailed Tits landing in a tree about three feet away from me today.  They just were not bothered at all by my presence so I snapped away happily.

Now is this bird not the sweetest little thing ever?

It might be because he is all fluffed up, so here’s another not so fluffy.

No?  Still not convinced? OK, try this one.

OK, I give up.  We’ll go for the comedy angle.

This picture is titled “I’m not talking to you anymore!”

I rest my case.