Saturday, 30 May 2009

Damselflies by the Pond

Large red damselflyLots of damselflies around the pond today enjoying the sunshine - large red and blue-tailed.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Roe Deer fawn

Every year during the Spring Bank Holiday here in the UK, we usually catch sight, for the first time, of the roe deer fawns born this year. This weekend was no exception.

No opportunity for a photo, but mother and child were in the field at the front of our house. The youngster was only just visible in the long grass. I will post a photo as soon as I can get one. Watch this space!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Glorious skies

Perfect English weather
The weather has been beautiful this week and the bright blue sky and wispy clouds have been crying out for a photograph. Perfect English weather!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Muntjac Fawn

Baby MuntjacGreat excitement in the garden today. Our neighbour told us that there was a baby muntjac hiding under a bush in the garden. Mum had left it there while she went foraging.

It was very well-behaved and did not stray while she was away. She had left it there each day and came back each evening.

Baby Muntjac

We were careful not to get to close and disturb it, but managed to get some photos. What a beautiful creature.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Visit from a Hornet

We had a visit from a hornet today. Until about five years ago, I had never seen a hornet and I have lived in this area for more than 20 years. However, in the last few years they have become very common. When I first saw one, I was shocked about how big it is.

Hornet - vespa crabro
They also get a very bad press. They are not as aggressive as some may think. Yes, they will sting if provoked and the sting is apparently a nasty one. However, they do not usually sting without reason.