SIX-SPOT BURNET , ZYGAENA FILIPENDULAE (ZYGAENIDAE)

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THE CINNABAR, TYRIA JACOBAEAE (ARCTIDAE)

BURNETS ON THE THISTLES

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FEMALE BLUE TIT( CAYNISTES CAERULEUS)FEEDING ON THE SEEDS OF THE HOGWEED (HERACLEUM SPHONDYLIUM)and the vespula germanica, german wasp feeding on the flower polen,

 

wild about wales

 

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BEES AND WASPS

VESPULA GERMANICA,

Wild about Wales

Cats and bugs,

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BUG IN THE MARIGOLD FLOWER

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THE BRIDGE OVER THE SEVERN IN NEWTOWN POWYS
feeding the ducks near gas street

White crested ducks are very unique and exotic, so no guess as to what  this Crested White drake  is doing on the severn in Newtown Powys

male and female MALLARD

female mallard

female mallard

male mallard
LARGE SKIPPER.
HERE IN THE ALLOTMENTS WE HAVE OPEN AIR WASHING FACILITIES BUT THEY ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE PLUMBER TO TURN UP,
NEWTOWN BORDERING IN THE TREES
I WANDER IF THIS IS WHY SAFEWAY WENT BUST. USING TROLLEYS AS FISH TRAPS,
THE RIVER WALK WAS ONCE THE NEWTOWN TO WELSHPOOL CANAL, HERE IN LLANLLWCHHIARN THE OLD FOOTBRIDGE TO THE PUMPHOUSE IS STILL IN USE, BUT LONG GONE IS THE CANAL AND THE TOW PATH WHERE ONCE BARGES WHERE USED TO HAUL GOODS UP AND DOWN THE CANAL

HORSES WHERE NEVER RODE ON CANAL TOW PATHS ONLY HORSES DRAWING THE BARGES USED THE FOOT PATH IN MOST CASES BRIDGES WERE TO LOW TO RIDE A HORSE IN SAFETY
THE OAK SETEE IN THE PARK GARDENS MADE FROM THREE PIECES OF OAK
the brook that runs from Dolfor to the severn.

catterpillars

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catterpillars that eat the Common Solomon’s-seal Polygonatum multifloram plant

Common Solomon’s-seal Polygonatum multifloram plant
and after the catterpillars

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A rainy Sunday

 

AT LEAST THESE TWO BLACK BIRDS WERE ENJOYING THE EARLY MORNING RAIN

8.30 Already been for the papers  and a pack of my favourite sweets  liquorice alsorts, so miserable outside I got myself back to bed   where I was soon joined by my cat sylvester even though I have been away in Egypt for the past 8  years my cat acts like I have never been away problem is he insists on a close cuddle SO  I have to do my blogging with one hand  while he sleeps on the other every now and then giving a contented whirr,

even Saphy the tonkinese  seems to be pleased I am home  the two new kittens Oliver and bluebell are not quite sure who or what this strange man is doing in their house, bell is not so bad as long as I am heading in the direction of the kitchen, as she is a foody kitten she likes to taste everything , best thing about me is breakfast I like my cereals with milk  so does she  shredded wheat with sugar and milk being her favourite,  i have been real down in the dumps since being back  some may call it S A D , I CALL IT A COLD.

update   14/10/2011   Sad had nothing to do with the way I was feeling  after being treated for a desease I caught off the pigeons  as the rouge doctor told me,   I find I had a hernia  and  sugar diabetes.  i managed to get my levels down from 15.4  to around 5  in 2 weeks and had the hernea opperation  a am still having a problem coming to terms with the diabetes.  if i had not left Egypt when I did  I would now be under the ground,  All the corrupt doc had to say  “the poor unfortunate man died from histoplasmosis. there is no such thing as a post mortem in Egypt your in the ground within 12 hours.

I was also very undecided about leaving Egypt but today one week after leaving  I am still feeling not so bad  Ie the return of the arthritis and the fear of being stuck to a life of being inside.  my mum and father in law think I AM ONE OF MY KIDS.   God the day is coming when I will be like them,   NO POINT OF SAYING  ” OH SHIT”   WE ARE ALL BORN TO DIE ,,,, MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT WE HAVE AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME…  ME I HAVE  AN ADORING CAT  CALLED SYLVESTER  NOT SURE ABOUT THE WIFE?  BUT I THINK SHE IS GLAD  I AM HOME

ITS SAVES HER FROM TRAIPSING BACK AND FORTH TO EGYPT ANYWAY,, THE ONLY THING SHE REGRETS IS THAT SHE DID NOT TRAVEL  WITH QATAR AIRLINES LIKE I DID  ON MY LEAVING  EGYPT, WONDERFULL SERVICE  DRINKS  ALL THROUGH THE FLIGHT FIRST CLASS FOOD, I FELT ABSOLUTELLY SPOILT, AND THE PRICE WAS JUST AS CHEAP AS THOMAS COOK  AND THE OTHER CHEAPSKATE HOLIDAY AIRLINES..

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE  you can follow the scenic part of my home town on  http://newtownpowys.wordpress.com/

A VIEW TAKEN FROM THE WATER RESERVOIR BEHIND MY HOME ON LLANIDLOES RD, CROSS BUILDING OR AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW BARCLAYS BUILDING
A CLOSER VIEW OF THE FINE MASONRY TO CROSS BUILDING, THE BIRDS HAVE A FINE VIEW OF NEWTOWN FROM THE LIGHTNING VEIGN ATTP THE BUILDING
ST DAVIDS CHURCH, IS ANOTHER LANDMARK OF NEWTOWN CONSTRUCTED OF BRICK AND MOST LIKE THE BRICKS WHERE MADE HERE IN NEWTOWN FROM THE PARK BRICKWORKS, MY HOME ON LLANIDLOES RD WAS CONSTRUCTED IN THE LATE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS MY HOME AND NEXT DOOR ARE MIRROR IMAGES THERE WAS 3 CONSTRUCTED FOR THE PARK BRICK MANAGEMENT THE OTHER HOUSE IS NEAR BARNFIELDS. ANOTHER LANDMARK BUILDING KNOWN AS PRICE JONES I SEE IS UNDER MUCH NEEED REPAIR. I WILL COME BACK TO THE BUILDINGS ARCHITECTURE ONCE THE SCAFFOLDING IS DOWN,

THE BUGGING SIGN THIS MOST PROBABLY MEANS BEWARE OF THE BUGS, BUT FOR ME IT MEANS THE WHOLE OF OUR PLANET IS FILLED WITH BUGS, ALREADY IN TWO DAYS I HAVE GOT MANY PHOTOS OF THE BUGS ON THE WALKS AROUND MY HOME.
ONE BUG I SAW IS FROM CHINA DISCARDED AS RUBBISH IN A SCENIC PART OF NEWTOWN PARC.

BEWARE LOW FLYING BICYCLES.
GOOD BITCH , JUST WIPE MY ARSE WHILE YOU ARE AT IT.
AND IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED WHERE THE SIGNS GO, THE TREES EAT THEM
A TWO SEATER BENCH BY THE RIVER SEVERN,
A 4 SEATER WATER BENCH, HERE WE CAN WATCH THE WLDLIFE FROM ANOTHER ANGLE, OR IS IT FOR THE FISHING SEASON.
SAPHY OUR TONKINESE LOVES A DRY BIRD BATH,

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June 10, 2011 at 4:42 am

Posted in NEWTOWN PARK

WREN TROGLODYTES TROGLODYTES

NOW THATS QUITE A LONG NAME FOR SUCH A SMALL BIRD,

ON THE BANKS OF THE SEVERN  IN NEWTOWN  BETWEEN THE TWO BRIDGES THERE

ARE FOUR  GROUPS OF YOUNG ONES  I COUNTED ELEVEN WRENS

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THE ladies mantle ,seems to provide a few bugs for the wren.

WRENS NESTING HOLES IN THE SOIL BANKNEAR  THE RIVER

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MAYBE THESE IDIOTS  PUT THE SEATS IN THE RIVER THINKING  IT WAS A GOOD PLACE TO WATCH THE WRENS FROM,

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June 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

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Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)

FIRST DAY BACK HOME  IN NEWTOWN POWYS  MID WALES   AFTER 8 YEARS IN LUXOR EGYPT.

MISLE THRUSH (Turdus viscivorus )

BLACKBIRD ( Turdus merula)
GREY SQUIRREL, MAYBE IF I KEEP STILL HE WILL GO AWAY.

Western Gulls(Larus occidentalis )on the Severn in Newtown

Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)in Newtown park

MORE OF TODAYS PICTURES DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS,

LIST OF ALL MY BLOGS FROM EGYPT

http://www.nilelife5.blogspot.com/ 
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http://skywatchegypt.blogspot.com/
http://egyptplants.blogspot.com/
http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/ myegypt bird blog
http://egyptwildlife.blogspot.com/ birds of Egypt
http://egyptswildlife2.blogspot.com/ birds of Egypt
http://www.nilelife.blogspot.com/ photos from around Luxor Egypt
http://www.nilelife2.blogspot.com/ photos from around Luxor Egypt
http://egyptdragonflies.blogspot.com/ Dragons and damsels
http://insectsonwings.blogspot.com/ butterflies and bugs
http://myegypttours.blogspot.com Tombs and temples of Egypt