Tag Archives: British Fauna

Sunday Picture Post: Reflections on a Woodland Walk

I interrupt the Fungi Fest, for this week only, to bring you this… cos it was amazing. I went in search of pine trees, for their specific fungi. But the woodland is mixed with deciduous. And on this one DRY … Continue reading

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Waterproof Waders

And the title I’ve chosen this week for the #2019picoftheweek challenge is… FEET I swear the swans at Whitlingham enjoy having their photos taken. This one patiently posed. But he didn’t realise I was after his feet. For details of … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: An Uncommon Visitor to Town

Time was, the wheatear was commonly seen, at the least around the rural villages. But I hadn’t seen one for… a very long while. So I was somewhat surprised to see this one, perched on Breydon wall, a spit’s distance … Continue reading

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Monstrous Dragons

Is it the Common Darter or the Ruddy? I’m not sure which, though with where I found it I favour the latter. And I’m going for the title Macro on this; this is as close as I can get without … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Winging It

From dragons… to damsels… to butterflies that strike arrogant poses… and those that try to hide… We walked from Oulton Village (north Lowestoft) via Flixton Marshes, Somerleyton, Ashby and Lound to Hopton. So many butterflies, so many great shots, it … Continue reading

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And the Sun Bore Down

A walk beside Flixton Marshes in Suffolk, the butterflies danced around us like demented fairies, the flowers unveiled their faces… and the sun bore down on us. #2019picoftheweek challenge: Sunshine For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia

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Sunday Picture Post: Butterflies and Blackberries

A meadow brown butterfly rests upon a head of unripe blackberries, a perfect blend of colours. And the meadow brown as more often seen: at rest in a meadow.

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Friday Flauna: A Snail’s Trail

I love the pretty shells of our native snails, and having caught these two napping, I thought I’d share … I don’t know enough about snails to name either of these. I checked out wikipedia. And came away exhausted. TMI! … Continue reading

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Roses that Follow the Rule …

The Rule of Three, that is. The white field rose blossoms a few weeks later than the more commonly-seen pink dog rose. Here, three friendly pollinators do their job, oblivious to the camera that captures them at their chores. For … Continue reading

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Friday Fauna: The Painted Lady

Poised, ready for flight, this Painted Lady butterfly frequents hogweed, which on Monday’s walk we found in abundance. So, too, the butterflies. And this one obliged by holding still.

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