Monday, 21 February 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What

Oh dear, it looks as though I get to keep my gold stars once again. Jan was getting close with her thought of a bird's nest. What I had photographed was the entrance to a roosting pocket. I have a couple of these hung up but I haven't noticed them being used as a roost though the occasional Sparrow has briefly investigated them. The one I photographed was a spare which had been stored in the shed.

P1020130    Roosting Pocket

Right - I wonder how you will get on with this one. It is a small crop from a photo taken a couple of days ago with the Lumix. The camera is not waterproof so it is not a sea anemone. The red / pink part is, at the most, about 5mm across.


Very hard to think of a clue which doesn't give the game away. Let's just say I had to twist and turn to get a good view of it.

Many thanks as ever to those who tried to guess the last photo and good luck for this week. No prizes for a correct identification. Just for fun.


  1. OH dear! I should have thought about that for a bit longer...I have two of those roosting pockets in my garden too! I have never seen any evidence they are being used though.

    This week I am going for the bud on a Twisted Hazel.

  2. I am not familiar with a roosting pocket, so I've learned something new :) I agree with ShySongbird and guess it is a female flower of the Corkscrew Hazel. How lovely to see a close-up view.

    I hope your weather clears up. Our cloudy morning has turned into sunshine which will encourage me to get outside and search for more signs of Spring. There are a few clouds about, so who knows what the day will bring.

  3. My guess is the tiny female flower on a Corylus avellana 'Contorta' aka Twisted Hazel.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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