Category Archives: Photo Opportunities

Snaps of wildlife taken with a camera or camcorder.

Moorhen

While out walking and hoping to spot a water vole I noticed this moorhen sitting on her nest, something I’ve never seen before.  I tried to be as careful as I could while taking the photos but I think the … Continue reading

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A little visitor

Just a short report on what the trail camera saw at the hedgehog house.  I set it to 24 hours mode with video and photos, the photos were a little underwhelming (they usually are when it is in video and … Continue reading

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Ratty!

Today I spotted a water vole as it plopped into the ditch by a field, it swam through a tunnel under a field entrance and stood on a small ledge at the other side, watching to see what I would … Continue reading

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Summer is finally here

After months of cold March-like temperatures the warm weather finally arrived with a bang, and a mini heat wave too. All of a sudden there were dragonflies emerging from the pond, plants sprang up everywhere, and a hat was in … Continue reading

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Spawn

I checked the pond this morning to find a huge mass of spawn all in one place at the side of the pond. Most of the spawn looks the same but for one small submerged clump to one side, not … Continue reading

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Holy Great Crested Newts, Batman!

Tonight while out optimistically checking for bats in the garden I decided to check on the pond life too, I shone my big torch into the water and saw newt upon newt, I had already seen them the day before … Continue reading

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Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

I spotted this on the ground this evening just after I got home, I’d never seen one before so it was quite a find for me. Apparently they are common to most of the UK, perhaps out a bit later … Continue reading

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Pond Life

Now that the frogs have been and the weather has finally turned warmer I decided to spend some time sitting by the  pond today.  It was good to see all the usual characters there – smooth newts, water snails, pond … Continue reading

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A frozen land

Three days of temperatures in minus figures have left the garden looking like Jack Frost’s front lawn. The sun finally came out today, although the temperature is still not expected to get above freezing.

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Squirrel and a predator

I observed the grey squirrel burying things I’d put on the feeder tray today, it took something down onto the soft grass nearby and another one further up the garden and buried them both, patting the soil down with it’s … Continue reading

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