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

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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

Autumn

09:40   Manchester to   Dubai.

 

SUN UP

AIRCRAFT VAPOUR DRAWING THE LINE


Horizontal vapour streams the 7.30 for dalaman and 6.28 ireland from Mancester airport virtical streams are from birmingham airport both are about 80 miles away from where I live

By 8.00 the clouds had set in  as per usual.

 

Our garden





THE GARDEN AT 9.00 SUNDAY MORNING

SYLVESTER HAS FOUND SOME SUNSHINE THIS IS HIS FAVOURIT PLACE AS HE SITS BEHIND ME WHILE I AM ON THE COMPUTER

SAPHY FOUND THE WARM GREENHOUSE 
T-BELL IN A PLAY MOOD

14 of the species of spiders in the garden these range in sizes from a pin head to  one inch in length


hover flies this week  we had another flux of poppies  which the hover flies enjoyed

10.9.11 the poppy head just about to open

today another poppy almost open

early morning the poppy is open

as the sun came out the hoverflies came to bask in the stamen of the poppy

covered in pollen

so heavy with pollen it could not hover

the smallest snail I have seen the shell is the size of a pin head


 

newtown powys

tiny shield bug on the daisy


thrush in hiding

Wood pigeon in hiding

wood pigeon

weather cock on the council buildings

flower pot on the Newtown council buildings

matching pair one each side of the weather cock tower

cross garden spider

cross garden spider

I think its a kite too far away to get a decent shot

rook

Lady bird on the thistle

male orb spider

drone fly on the roses

the datura trumpet.

millipede

centipede

large white butterfly

 

Rain drops

a closed copper beech nut

ripe copper beech nut

nanny! a nursery web spider looking after her young


back of the cross garden spider, one can just make out the cross on the back .

underside of the cross garden spider

Cross garden spiders web

rain drops on the nestursium leaf.Nasturtiums are a gardener's dream. They are virtually carefree once established. Snails don't seem to be interested in them. cabbage white butterfly have a tendancy to lay as many eggs as they can under the leaves. the whole plant is edible gives a mustard taste, great in salads.

more droplets on the nasturtium plant

yellow nasturtium flower

cromson nasturtium flower

peach lolour nasturtium flower

raindrops on a leaf,.
beetle caught in a droplet of rain

tiny leaf caught in a droplet of rain

both droplets emurged in the centre of the nastursium leaf

drops of rain on the apples

drops of rain on the pair

dropplets on the cotonus leaves

the last of the snapdragons

the climbing rose has been flowering since May

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