Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Capturing the Day



Bright blue sky, white blossoms visited by honey bees and bumble bees, the pink blossom still to come out.  Long proboscis bees in the aubretia and Bowles wallflowers and also in the flowers of the red maple, yellow, deep pollen, contrasted against the dark red of the buds

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Sparrows are nesting somewhere, fighting they invade the white blossoms, marriage trysts, territorial disputes, who knows?  The starlings are also finding nesting material, and are tame as a result, chatted to one this morning as he/she rummaged for suitable stuff, they nest up under the eaves round here.


So life is busy in the natural world, a queen bee hunting for home inspected the bird nesting box, the butterflies have flown the garage, and flutter happily round the large bay window at the front.  Hedgehogs are already out, wonder if they will stop or the young find new sheds around here to raise their young, LS says our hedgehogs have been here for 20 years.

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  1. Blossom out already - only in bud here and no sign much of any birds nesting. No swallow yet either although they have in the past been here a week before this.

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    1. Well this warmer weather is moving up to your part of the country today or tomorrow. Not sure if I have seen swallows, yet, we are off to the woods but it is a bit early for the cuckoo as well in Blakes Wood..

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  2. None here either Thelma so it's lovely to see yours. The heat here today was amazing. I saw a male Adder but luckily the dogs didn't! x

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    1. Hi Em, our friend is doing a walk today on Bodmin Moors, his collie got bitten by an adder on the foot sometime ago, badly swollen but Chief survived it. Must get very hot on the moors with no cover, just like it gets very cold I suppose. As for blossoms perhaps better later, or went for later blossoming apple trees, because we can still have snow in May.

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