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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sunday – 26th June : What a hot stifling day it has been today. So hot that the butterflies have been flying in hyper-drive and were not always willing to settling long enough for me to photograph them. Clouds of biting insects obscured my vision; many of them drowned in my sweat – not a pleasant thought and not a pleasant sight, either. Thank God for 50% deet insect repellent, because I react quite badly to… Read More

Saturday – 25th June : I had a few things to checkout on the marsh today, and not a lot of time to do it in; I managed to take a few photos, though.

Thursday – 22nd June : I’ve spent a lot of time this week looking into as many nooks and crannies as possible in an attempt to glimpse something interesting. I didn’t find much, though: a frog, a few beetles, rabbits, a shrew, slugs and snails and a field mouse. Where have all the animals gone? Whilst I didn’t see many animals, I did see plenty of animal track and plenty of muntjac tracks in particular,… Read More

Thursday – 16th June: I stood  in the long grass watching a song thrush singing, at the top of the lightning tree ( an old oak tree by the side of North Pond, that has been struck by lightning), through my binoculars, when I heard a splashing in the pond. A mink had just climbed out of the pond and was sitting on the measuring post ( a post sunk into the bottom of… Read More

(Click on image to enlarge) Monday – 13th June: A few landscape shots taken at dusk, tonight.

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