Saturday, July 22, 2017

22/07/2017 Around the garden before the rain.

Maximum temperature 23C, minimum 11C.   23 km/h SW winds with 30 km/h gusts.  Some rain in the afternoon not measured yet.
Zinnia and Shield bug.

Blackbird....

Do I want a drink or a bath, I do not want to drop my piece of grass!!...

No I will just get out, I want this grass....

Second thoughts, but then she got out again and hopped off !! 😊

Gatekeeper male (Pyronia tithonus)

Pumpkin flower.
  
Mrs Sparrow (Passer domesticus)...

Taking a bath.

Slightly bedraggled Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

Stargazer Lilies.

Wood Pigeon  (Columba palumbus)...

As above. 

Acorns.

10 comments:

  1. Nice shots - and for once I have seen some of these this week - even if it is only the sparrow and the pigeon!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Geneva, Switzerland

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    1. Last week we had six hoopoe in the garden which was a record :-) Hope you are enjoying your trip, Cheers Diane

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  2. Stunning photos again Diane. The blackbird looks a little worried and dejected. Maybe he/she is worried about the oncoming rain and not getting the nest finished in time!

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    1. They all have babies hopping around but maybe she is thinking of a second clutch :-) Hope all is well Diane

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  3. Nice work, Diane. I think I am going to nominate your garden as the most interesting in blogger land!

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    1. LOL, thanks for the kind comment David, but I am sure if everyone walked around watching for the slightest movement they would do equally as well. Have a good Sunday Diane

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  4. Gorgeous photos, Diane!!! And I agree with David's comment as well! Thank you so much for sharing your photos, Diane, your posts are so enchanting, fascinating and beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda and for agreeing with David, much appreciated. Hope you have a good day Diane

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  5. The birds provide much entertainment at your house.

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    1. Love to watch them in the bath LOL. Diane

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