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08/05/2012 at 18:19

Would love to see what pictures you are some of mine.

saw one of these last year and one last wek

08/05/2012 at 18:20

not got many this year yet.. as weatehr to awful to sit out in.. thou i did see a gorgeous tiny blue butterfly today.. as the sun was out.

08/05/2012 at 18:39

I had a lot of drama in my garden last year as the common bumble bee decided to nest in my flower border. We left the nest undisturbed, but something came and tried to dig the nest up twice,

 And then, on the second occasion, we discovered the queen crawling though theflower bed away from the nest. She had been usurped by a cuckoo bee and had her wings bitten off...

 After this, the nest was doomed to fail since the cuckoo bee queen uses the existing nest to lay and nurture her eggs but the cuckoo bee does not collect honey, so once all the worker bees have died off the nest becomes redundant. I have video footage of bee activity at the nest entrance where I saw at least two queen sized bees practicing their flying and tidying the nest. That's all I was able to find out about bees, but they are a favourite creature for me in the garden.


08/05/2012 at 18:46

wintersong.. they are great pictures.. we had a nest last year of bumble bees in side of shed.. they are huge.. didnt know until we went to moves some pots.. they came out in force.. had to just leave it for rest of day.. hubbys says.. "well you wanted them in your garden.. can complain where they are nesting now"

i  love them.. had oen otehr day not sen before it had white head.. wanting to take a picture but was to raining for it.

08/05/2012 at 18:59

this little fella last year..

 he still managed to eat the sunflowers seeds thou.

09/05/2012 at 13:44

got this fella today..

09/05/2012 at 13:48

 these goldfinches visited me yesterday

09/05/2012 at 14:30

Oh how lucky you are!

09/05/2012 at 17:57

wintersong..first time i have ever had so many.... lasat year i saw just about a dozen all year.

09/05/2012 at 23:03

 Excuse the bad quality of the second, it was taken from my kitchen window on my phone.

 Does this count?

10/05/2012 at 11:20

steff 37 they are great.. yeah that probs with windows... cant go out or they fly off.. the butterfly is beautiful

10/05/2012 at 11:20

i also love the fact i have just noticed.. the cat wathcing the bird and the bird watching the cat.. brill!

10/05/2012 at 21:52

That is my cat, I'm not sure who is stalking who!  I've seen Marmite try to take on a seagull - loon.

10/05/2012 at 22:19

Does the name reflect upon the cat you either love or hate?

10/05/2012 at 23:43

I love her... usually, although she can be... challenging . My neighbour however... different story!

11/05/2012 at 08:01

great name steff37 it a great picture.. did you know she was there when you took it..

11/05/2012 at 16:35

Yes I did, I tend to follow her around with a camera, because I know that sooner or later she will do something dopey.  I have a series of shots of her learning to climb a tree for instance .

I'm trying to find pics of baby blue tits, but I think they are on hubby's camera.

Blummin cat! 4yo daughter just came in clutching a dunnock. "Look what I found in the cat's mouth" OMG!

12/05/2012 at 20:23

 Found one, but I thought I had better pics than this.  I was literally arm's length away from them at times!

12/05/2012 at 21:03

Oh you reminded me, I found a file on my desktop earlier of some close ups I took last year with the intention of painting this fine fella one day...

 He was resting on my tomato canes and I nearly got too close!

 So ofc I dashed back for my camera

 The legs in the back ground belong to hubby, who was there in a supervisory capacity. In the end I had to leave alone, as this chap or chapette's tail started to rise, which I seem to believe means I am annoyed with you. I've never been stung by a dragonfly, but I reckon it would hurt a bit.

12/05/2012 at 22:14

Absolutely beautiful!

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