14 July 2013 Around the Hide

15th July 2013
I would have liked to have got out with the camera on Saturdau but unfortunately I had other things to do like buying new glasses and various other things.

I did however get out to my hide on Sunday and there were plenty of young birds around including Wren, Goldfinch, Greenfinch.


Wren


Goldfinch

Others included Blue and Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Pheasant and even a Wood Pigeon dropped in. There were also plenty of Swallows on the wing and quite a few Butterflies, mainly Commer Small Copper and Large White.


Pheasant

The photograph of the above Pheasant shows the nictitating membrane (from Latin nictare, to blink) which is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals and birds.


Wood Pigeon

Before I left I thought I'd have a look around in the undergrowth to see if there were any insects to try a little macro photography with. I got some nice photos and a near miss, the focus just wash't right.


Red-headed Cardinal Beetle


Red-headed Cardinal Beetle
So close and yet so far the above could have been quite a good photo.


Possibly a Shield Bug


Possibly Wood Gnat, Anisopodidae - Sylvicola

If anyone can confirm the Shield Bug or the unknown it will be appreciated.

Thanks for Reading

Andy

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