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Image Taken on 28 Oct 2014
at 12:41 Image of day on 27 Dec 2014
This was our first attempt at the above montage. The initial
position of the insect was muddled in with the shadow of the foot
of the flying bird, so we didn't include it. The third image was
obviously delayed but it sort of finishes the sequence.
Ref: 20141227_df2_20141028_1241_044-046 white wagtail catching fly from roof ridge 1-3 of 3 (impression montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 31 Oct 2014
at 12:22 Image of day on 30 Dec 2014
In the conservatory we hear the scrabbling feet of Wagtails
exploring the roof. By leaving through the front door and
walking round the house we can sometimes get to see & photograph
them from the outside. This White Wagtail has shortened the usual
'wait for a fly to emerge and dive on it' strategy - it just
picked this torpid fly out of the crevice!
Ref: 20141230_df2_20141031_1222_036-038 white wagtail picking fly out of crevice in conservatory roof 1-3 of 4 (montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Jun 2016
at 16:22 Image of day on 24 Jul 2016
A week after the initial flourish of white wild rose, we get the
more conventional pink flowers with much less perfume - even a
whole bush with 100 flowers produces less perfume than a handful
of white flowers in the hedge. The Honey Bee is making the most of the pollen.
Ref: 20160724_df3_20160610_1622_203 wild rose (pink petals) with bee collecting pollen(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 07 Jul 2019
at 10:32 Image of day on 27 Aug 2019
Details of Yellow Meadow Vetchling flowers complete with the
ever present Hover-fly (which seem atypically numerous this year).
Ref: 20190827_df3_20190707_1032_026 yellow meadow vetchling (lathyyrus pratensis) flower with hover-fly(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 26 May 2006
at 13:05 Image of day on 02 Jun 2006
This yellowhammer female has a cranefly in its beak so must be feeding
young on a nest somewhere.
Ref: 20060602_d3e_20060526_1305_017 fb1 yellowhammer female with cranefly in beak (processed)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 09 Jun 2010
at 05:35 Image of day on 21 Jul 2010
We know Yellowhammers nest near our South East corner but its
nice to get it confirmed by this adult female collecting caterpillars.
Ref: 20100721_d45_20100609_0535_213_fb1 yellowhammer with caterpillar in beak (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
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