Robin

Oct. 15th, 2015 12:16 pm
nanila: wrong side of the mirror (me: wrong side of the mirror)
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Beady robin side-eye. "There's no sign that says you must perch on the side of the feeder. I'm going in through the top!"
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
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Blackberry bramble, Rubus fruticosa, Herefordshire 09-14

Blackberry bramble, Rubus fruticosa, Herefordshire 09-14

False ladybird, Endomychus coccineus, on pink granite, Herefordshire 09-14

False ladybird, Endomychus coccineus, Herefordshire 09-14

Enjoy!
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The nights are drawing in here in climes northern hemispherical (rural Worcestershire, UK), and we've started filling the bird feeders (seeds, fat balls, peanuts) again. The great tits and blue tits are going wild for the peanuts, and a pair of magpies keep trying to land on the fat ball feeder and failing. There are plenty of plump sparrows around. This morning heralded the first visit by a flock of long-tailed tits - very happy to see them after their absence last year. The greater spotted woodpecker hasn't appeared yet.

What birds are people seeing in their gardens?
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Took this shot this morning, crouched at the curb, because this? Is a photo of the gutter.

I know the golden leaves are all Gingko. The red one, I have no idea.

spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
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Common: Parasol, probably Macrolepiota procera (marvellously toadstoolly cap)

1 Fungi, Parasol, probably Macrolepiota procera, closed, 10-12

4 more fungi pics. )
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These are September seasonal photos. Click through to flickr for biggerness. Enjoy!

Fungi, Sessile Earthstars, Geastrum fimbriatum: they begin as spheres then their outer layer peels itself back in segments and curls underneath the fruiting body to lift it away from the ground.

Fungi, Sessile Earthstar, Geastrum fimbriatum 2, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire 09-12

Four more small images. )
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
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The most spectacular caterpillar I've ever seen in the flesh was a Pale Tussock Moth larvae (@ flickr) but I didn't have my camera. I did have my camera for the following four encounters, although three of them were moving fast enough to be difficult to cap. Ironically, it was the moth imago with wings that was still.

1 Caterpillar, Scarlet Tiger Moth, Callimorpha dominula, Worcestershire 04-11

1 Caterpillar, Scarlet Tiger Moth, Callimorpha dominula, Worcestershire 04-11

3 more small images. )
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
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As Monday seems to have become my nature diary day.... I managed to photograph a couple of speckled wood butterflies this week but as I included a link to other people's images last week I won't post them. The ones that got away this week were all red admirals, which I see at this time of year inexplicably fluttering around the eaves of buildings.

Lichen, possibly Candelariella reflexa.

5 small images. )
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
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I've seen all of these butterflies in the last couple of weeks but some of the photos are from last year. The ones that got away were several speckled wood butterflies, which are brown with yellow spot markings (link to google image search results).

5 more small images )

Holly blue butterfly, Celastrina argiolus, male.

A butterfly with bright blue open wings, perched on green ivy leaves

Flutterbyes! )
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Hi! I thought I would share these photos of the bush next to my front porch steps. I have no idea what it is, but I doubt if it's anything exotic. Anyone know? It's extremely prickly, I know that much! There's a second, smaller bush tangled up in it, so you'll glimpse leaves that don't match the rest.

I live in south-eastern Wisconsin, a few miles from Lake Michigan. I've inherited the 100-year-old house I grew up in, and if the saga of my adventures as a first-time homeowner might interest you, check out my alter-ego, [personal profile] alsosid. I was just posting these photos there and thought they would fit in over here, too.

3 pictures under the cut )
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First lot of photos (other than the panoramas) from my visit to Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens a couple of weeks ago. Loved the autumn colours.
23 photos below the cut )
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I visited Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens (near the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia) a few weeks ago to try to photograph the autumn colours. It was a cold day, but beautiful. So very very beautiful. Here's 3 large panoramas. 800 pixel wide versions, then the larger versions.

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