Monday, April 6, 2020

06/04/2020 Went for a walk yesterday within our new restricted 1 km radius.

Maximum temperature here today 15C, minimum 9C. Rain but not measured as yet.  23km/h South-easterly fairly cold wind with gusts up to 56 km/h. 

6kms walked just slightly outside the allowed 1 hour!!

Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria)...


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Sheild Bug (Coreus marginatus).

Wasp, possibly a Social wasp.


Common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis).


Black-veined white butterfly, (Aporia crataegi),..


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Bee.

Farm land ready for planting.

Winter Wheat.

Our house is at the back of these trees.

The lambs are growing.

Calves taking a nap.

The neighbours chicken.

A rare sight these days, the sky used to be full of vapour trails!

 My favourite photos of the day, a two-prong Roe deer not taking much notice of me...
Guess that the lack of people and cars around is bringing the wildlife back to our community. ūüėä


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    1. Thanks very much for the comment. Stay safe Diane

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  2. I enjoyed your walk about. You captured the smallest to the largest creatures beautifully.

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    1. I am getting a bit bored with walking the same trail, but I have no choice. Only allowed to walk in a 1 km radius and that is the only loop I can do. Take care, Diane

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  3. You do good getting in 6k in an hour plus the photographs. Spring seems your season full of flowers and insects. Stay well.

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    1. Think I was just over the 1 hour, since then I have only managed 5km on the same route which is now getting a bit boring as nothing much changes other than the insects! Stay safe, Diane

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  4. You did well to get so many pictures during this walk, Diane, and you covered a decent distance in the allotted one hour. We are still able to walk about as we wish, providing we meet social distancing requirements, but the parks are imposing more restrictions on exactly how they may be used. This is the new normal, I suppose, at least for the time being. Stay well. You will obviously be fit as a fiddle!

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    1. David the lock-down has been extended for another month now until 11 May so photos are quite hard to come by as nothing much changes in a 1 km radius! Stay safe, Diane

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  5. I've never seen a shield bug before. Great shots.

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    1. Smelly little creatures!!! Thanks for the comment, take care Diane.

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  6. Hi Diane - stunning countryside ... and yes animals, birds and insects are taking advantage of life without many of us around. I too love the shield bug ... as well as the flutterbyes - just seen a huge bumble bee here ... but not sure which exact species it is ... wonderful walk you managed to get in. take care and stay well - Hilary

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    1. I find it very difficult with I D of the bees and hoveflies, there are so many different specimens and I do not have enough books to cover them all. Stay safe, Diane

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  7. Beautiful.....I have seen a few moths but I have yet to see butterflies, might be to early. Birds and the bees are out in full force though. Wasp also. Hoping you and hubs are doing well and staying safe.

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    1. We are just staying at home and working on the garden and in the house. Weather is a bit up and down but I hope we do not get another frost, not unheard of in May but with the mild winter that we had anything might happen!! Stay safe, Diane

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  8. Sounds like the perfect crisp spring day Diane, beautiful series of shots as always.. the lambs and calves grow up so quickly don't they. It's going to be a strange Easter but I hope you enjoy it anyway, take care and be safe ūüíô

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    1. We do not ever do much at Easter so it was not much of a change for us. I have no family at all and Nigel's are either in the UK or Australia so...... Hope all is well with you, take care Diane

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  9. Springtime is always full of wonder and beauty! Your captures are just lovely to see on my autumn day.

    I'm delighted to read your post at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Betty, its been a very odd year so far, but the insects and the animals seem to be taking advantage of the fact that there are not too many humans around which delights me. Thanks so much for the comment. Stay safe, Diane

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the comment, appreciated. Keep well Diane

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  11. Such lovely captures!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks very much. Not sure with lock-down which is week or which is weekend, very hard to keep track of time!! Thanks for the visit. Stay safe, Diane

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  12. Great shots of the insects and the deer. Glad you can get out and walk too.

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    1. Hi Diane, Sadly there is only one loop I can do within the 1 km radius, it is starting to get a bit boring, the only thing that changes are the insects. Take care and stay safe, t'other Diane

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  13. Great pics, diane! Love those farm scenes and all the animals! Looks like you had a great walk! Take care

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    1. Thanks Pam apart from doing some shopping once a fortnight we are staying at home. The walk is all within the 1 km radius from home which is now becoming mostly uninteresting! Only 1 route I can do!! Stay safe, Diane

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  14. More super photos, Diane. It's great to see your Speckled Wood - the UK race of this species has cream markings where yours is much more orange, although there is also an isolated race with more orange markings on the Isles of Scilly.

    With my very best wishes to you both - - - - Richard

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    1. Sorry Richard, it has taken me a long time to catch up with comments, too much work in the garden and the house as well for that matter. Species certainly seem to change slightly from country to country.
      I hope that all is well and that you are feeling better, Diane

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  15. I have been paying more attention to nature now that I'm home all the time. Monica, The Yum List

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    1. Nature can be more than interesting. I am always amazed how many different bugs there are around when one starts looking. Enjoy them while you can. Diane

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