Sunday, 28 February 2021

the garden grows some talons (Reprise)

 A good friend sent me these cracking photos of a female sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) which was present today in their back garden.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Hazleton Common - first spring visit

Some early spring action captured at Hazleton Common during a Lockdown "STAY LOCAL" walk and exercise. It's great to have such natural beauties inhabiting a site that is within a brisk walk of home.
Adder (Vipera berus)

Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

Palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus)

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Also seen brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), peacock (Aglais io), 7-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) and Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).