Monday, September 17, 2012

All creatures great and small

Tiny froglet
Tiny froglet
Badger tracks
Badger tracks
Leafcutter bee at work
Leafcutter bee at work
Comma butterfly
Manx Loghtan sheep
Manx Loghtans just after shearing
Goodbye, my woolly friends
Looking fleecier... just before leaving The Lodge
photos taken with iPhone 4S

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Large, medium and small

Here are three birds I met recently.

Woodpigeon (600g)
I caught this Woodpigeon by accident. I decided to try putting up my recently purchased nets to break them in a bit (they are always a bit weird when you use them for the first time), so put one up in the garden in a really obvious position. But it seems this bird wasn't paying attention to where it was going...

Nightingale (21g)
Here's a Nightingale we caught during Constant Effort Site ringing at Paxton Pits.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (21g)

And here's a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (a juvenile female) caught in Sussex. I didn't get to handle it, but what a remarkable bird!

photos taken with iPhone 4S