I really enjoyed a very pleasant morning, before it all went tits - up! Fishing this evening; so what else could I hope for - it's now pissing down!
Who am I?
- Dylan Wrathall
- An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to the see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!
Saturday, 25 June 2016
The day dawned bright and calm, with temperatures in the high teens. Gadget had rung me, yesterday, with news that he'd had Humming-bird Hawkmoths nectaring on his garden honeysuckle - "keep your eyes open" being the gist of the conversation. I'd got Bev's tea brewed and took my coffee and camera kit (including the 70 - 210 mm lens) into the garden. A recently fledged Wood Pigeon was perched on a newly erected fence post and allowed close approach. A Collared Dove dropped down onto the framework of the feeding station, again, well within range of the 210 mm lens. Insects were active and varied; butterflies dominant with Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Holly Blue, Painted Lady and Large White all recorded. Good numbers of Silver Y's (moths) have suddenly appeared and, as predicted, a Hummer turned up on the Red Valerian giving me a great opportunity to play with the new lens - I have to say that I'm rather pleased with my results.