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31 Oct 2006

At the other site another fieldmouse (wood mouse) hurtles through the air - probably startled by something out of frame on the left.


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30 Oct 2006

This fieldmouse (wood mouse) is running along the log (to catch the apple before it runs away?). Eadweard Muybridge (pioneer photographer of moving subjects) might have enjoyed this moment in the gait of a mouse. Try pasting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge into your browser's address bar if you are interested.


Ref: D3E_20061016_2347_031 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) running along log towards apple.jpg

29 Oct 2006

We don't often feature rabbits though they appear in many night images. But this one carrying off a whole small apple quite surprised us that they could carry something this big.


Ref: D3E_20061016_1929_013 fb1 Rabbit carrying off whole small apple.jpg

28 Oct 2006

This sparkling image sent to us by Jim Kelly of Leamington Spa shows how moorhen (and coots) run across the surface leaving a lovely sequence of splashes. There really isn't enough room on our ponds for them to get up to speed.


Ref: moorhen walking on water IMG_0006 at Mill Bridge in Leamington Spa by Jim Kelly.jpg

27 Oct 2006

Another pair of twee fieldmice (wood mice). For the first time we notice a tiny gland on the nose side of the eye but have been unable to find out whether it is scent, tear or skin care related. Can anybody tell us?


Ref: D3E_20061012_2312_036 fb1 2 fieldmice (wood mice).jpg

26 Oct 2006

A Beech tree we photograph every few days had this one leaf near the top back-lit like a golden coin.


Ref: P34_20061013_1503_285 Beech N of Round Autumn leaf detail.jpg

25 Oct 2006

This gorgeous male pheasant has suddenly re-appeared after some months.


Ref: D35_20061014_1441_045 fb Pheasant Male.jpg

24 Oct 2006

Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) heaven?


Ref: D3E_20061014_0040_088 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) surrounded by Hawthorn Berries.jpg

23 Oct 2006

What do you do with a dead pigeon Pt 2:- This 2nd image was taken 10m after 'yesterdays'. A minute after that the pigeon was gone.


Ref: D35_20061014_1629_058 fb2 Sparrowhawk at pigeon remains 2 of 2 (Web Crop).jpg

22 Oct 2006

What do you do with a dead pigeon:- Feel sad for it's death but note that it was plucked (raptor rather than fox) and wasn't wasted. Then put the remains out as 'bait' and see what happens. It was put out 1Hr 40m before the first image timed at 4:19p.m. Tomorrows image concludes the sequence.


Ref: D35_20061014_1619_057 fb2 Sparrowhawk landing at pigeon remains 1 of 2 (crop).jpg

21 Oct 2006

This vertically landing fieldmouse (wood mouse) is a puzzle as there is nothing closer than about 1m from which it could have jumped. Their gymnastics constantly amaze us.


Ref: D3E_20061009_1913_008 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) landing vertically.jpg

20 Oct 2006

Countrywide day of heavy rain (24mm in 6Hrs) had wildlife finding sheltered spots, providing our first view of this young pigeon on a gloomy mid-afternoon. Note the unfeathered base & colour of the beak which changes with maturity.


Ref: D35_20061011_1336_051 fb2 Young pigeon sheltering from heavy rain.jpg

19 Oct 2006

Two opposing speeds of life illustrated in one photo.


Ref: D3E_20061003_2201_059 fb1 2 fieldmice (wood mice) & various slugs.jpg

18 Oct 2006

Wings and feathers at every angle as this Robin effortlessly maneuvers in the air.


Ref: D35_20061002_1810_030 fb2 Robin twisting in flight.jpg

17 Oct 2006

We love the way this slug is bridging the gap between the apply and log. Perhaps if you slow things down enough they become quite limber. Marie is studying this for improving her slug barriers round vulnerable vegetables.


Ref: D35_20061002_2111_037 fb2 Slug on apple.jpg

16 Oct 2006

The fieldmice (wood mice) are still enjoying the glut of fruit.


Ref: D3E_20060927_0222_012 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) on heap of apple.jpg

15 Oct 2006

Almost the full arc. If you imagine where the centre of the circle is, the Sun is exactly behind the eye/camera in a straight line (oh dear, more physics)


Ref: P34_20060930_1507_039 Rainbow over Kite Meadow.jpg

14 Oct 2006

As magpies land they stop their forward rotation at least in part by raising the tail which here has caught the flash to produce this iridescent display caused by waves of light interacting with the structure of the feathers (2 bits of physics: conservation of momentum and diffraction).


Ref: D35_20060928_1820_047 fb2 Magpie with iridescent tail.jpg

13 Oct 2006

These two fieldmice (wood mice) seem to be getting amorous. What mice do best.


Ref: D3E_20061001_0556_081 fb1 2 Fieldmice (Wood Mice) canoodling.jpg

12 Oct 2006

We love the look of sunlit trees against grey skies. Here a rainbow is a real bonus


Ref: P34_20060930_1509_051 Rainbow over Duck Pond.jpg

11 Oct 2006

The fieldmice (wood mice) are nibbling a lot of fruit waste from preparing food for storage. This one looks like it can't get there fast enough.


Ref: D35_20060926_1845_016 fb2 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) leaping towards red apple.jpg

10 Oct 2006

Sparrowhawks and Kestrels and the Corvids really don't tolerate each others presence. This female sparrowhawk and a crow spent some minutes chasing each other about before the rest of the corvids arrived and decided the issue.


Ref: D10_20060926_1623_093 Female Sparrowhawk and Rook in dogfight.jpg

09 Oct 2006

This assortment of snails (not an arrangement nor montage) shows the shell variations from almost plain yellow to almost all brown.


Ref: D35_20060923_0202_022 fb2 Snails on wet log.jpg

08 Oct 2006

Another adorable fieldmouse (wood mouse).


Ref: D3E_20060922_2121_030 fb1 Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse).jpg

07 Oct 2006

This Red Admiral Butterfly was in a pool of sunlight that makes it glow.


Ref: P32_20060919_1100_341 Red Admiral Butterfly on Blackberry fruit (crop 1).jpg

06 Oct 2006

A first siting for us. This large beetle, called the Devil's Coach-horse, stormed out from under the log at one of the photo sites.


Ref: P32_20060921_1215_368 Devil's Coach-horse Beetle.jpg

05 Oct 2006

The Small copper butterfly first appeared here briefly last year. It has returned this year are is here taking nectar from the poisonous ragwort (presumably the nectar is not poisonous, or the butterfly is resistant).


Ref: P32_20060926_1617_504 Small Copper Butterfly on Ragwort (web crop).jpg

04 Oct 2006

This year the fallen apples have attracted dozens of Red admiral butterflies.


Ref: D10_20060921_1526_010 Red Admiral butterfly on Apple (web crop).jpg

03 Oct 2006

Fallen apples provide a supply of sweet juice to fuel the butterflies. This is a comma butterfly showing the upper wing and scalloped wing edges.


Ref: D10_20060921_1533_050 Comma butterfly on apple (web crop).jpg

There was no image for 02 Oct 2006

There was no image for 01 Oct 2006

 


 

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