Yellow wagtail ( Motacillaflava )

Magpies

Magpie on the entrance wall to the police station wonder if its been stealing something shiny.

Grey squirrel and magpie forraging on the police station green.

A lone mushroom. these are one day only seems they grow at night by dusk they turn into a slime.

The autmn falls gathering in the severn river

Bleeding pine tree. see next shot

As a boy in woodwork class we would boil this what is sap from the cut in a pine tree. once boiled it was glue, this is still used today by hand crafted wood furniture makers

Masters of camoflague the only time they are spotted is when they fly over the river in search of a moving grub.

Not a bad shot considering how far it was

Nice markings on its back or rump view

these are juvenile yellow wagtails

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Male blackbird.

Starlings gathering on the Poplar trees by St Mary's church.

Starlings in flight

starling arch

The Mallards elite meeting.

the common mallards meeting place

toadstool under the pine trees.

brew time for these canoeists. already they have done the five miles from Caersws, they said an average of 3 miles an hour and today they are hopeing to reach Welshpool some 14 miles down river.

These two guys are from the Chester area the guy waving is a Newtown man, his father still live here in Aberhafesp a vilage 4 miles out of town.

saw some very strange fun will post it tomorrow.

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Mute swan

The Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

moorhen on a capstan, the welshpool wharf

Dusky Moorhen, Gallinula tenebrosa

juvenile moorhen

female moorhen she had nowhere to hide so she dived underwater did not see where she came up.

Tufted drake not syre what brred but has the colours of Mallard most ducks come from the mallard strain,but this one is almost twice the size of a normal mallard


female mute swan

0ne of the pair of young sygnets

The Coal Tit. Periparus ater

The Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina. shots where taken high up on the cliff top above Aberystwyth

The Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina,  thank you Bob for its I D .Bobs blog is on http://birdsfod.blogspot.com/ .

Cormorants on the rock bellow the cliffs at Aberystwyth

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater, presumably Irish Coal Tit, P. a. hibernicus (note yellowish cheeks and breast)

Another poppy opened this morning by noon it was fully open. the yellow Rose is a June/July flowering species,All we need now is some frost that will put a stop to the plants that are still flowering

20.10.11 moon at 8.30

Spotted flycatcher

One of the pair of flycatchers is darker than the other so its either an adult and juvenile or a male and female.

Wood pigeon just taking a nap.

the monkey puzzle tree on fire

Male Juvenile blackbird in the thorn tree

Robin sheltering from the rain

one of the midges

this midge is almost moth like.

the midge on the window

The Coal Tit, Periparus ater

Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus

 

Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

18 months ago  i shot these Stilt  that where on a small strip of water near the tombs of El-Kab.  and if you want to see the tombs please go to   http://myegypttours.blogspot.com
We are in El Kab  this photo was taken of the small pond just outside the village where the Stilts where photographed.

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A Sunday in October

Great tit

Great tit and a blue tit at the feeder.

Female Goosander on the severn river.

on a dash after a fish. not only do they fish under water

Female Mute swan foraging in the roots of the willow

red admiral on my front window cill.

macro of the red admiral

A rather tatty red admiral on the newly planted Pansies in the Robert Owen gardens

Great tit on the feeder

Blue tit the cap reminds me of the time I was in Israel watching the jews praying against the whaling wall in the city of Jerusalem.

Spotted Flycatcer

Magpie .Pica Pica.

Herring gull flying off one of the St David church towers

THE ROBIN MUCH PREFERES SCRAPING IN THE GARDEN LOOKING FOR CENTEPEDES AND SMALL WORMS.


Centipede (Geophilomorpha: Geophilidae)  and the difference between Centepede  and a Millipede.

Millipedes are arthropods that have two pairs of legs per segment (except for the first segment behind the head which does not have any appendages at all

Birds in the garden

Can not wait for me to put the fork in the ground before its looking to see what the gardener has churned up it tends to go for the bugs and the smaller worms,

peek a boo. I put several big worms on the ground after digging them up , but it did not take one just prefered to scratch about looking for small worms and it ate a few centipedes. I suppose its like us having chicken but this has a hundred legs.


now the squirrels have got rid of all the hazel nuts it comes in the garden looking for the ripe fallen acorns.

Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus

Spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa striata

Spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa striata

Spotted flycatcher, Muscicapa striata the partner seems to have some kind of grwth around the eyes

White throat .Sylvia communis

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