Sunday, 30 March 2014

Springing Into Life

Not a lot different to report on the Great Tit front. Mrs GT is still adding to the nest from time to time and spending her nights roosting in the camera nestbox.

Elsewhere there are signs we are heading towards milder weather. Every time the Sun comes out there are plenty of Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies about. This one landed on the road surface and obliging waited while I got in close for a photo:

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In spite of the cool weather recently there are signs that the frog spawn is starting to develop. About half of it has started to change from a black dot to the beginnings of a tadpole:

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Last night saw the first video capture this year of a visiting Hedgehog:



Sorry about the flickering line at the bottom. It's a problem with the recorder. I used to be able to cover it over but haven't found out how to do that on the mac as yet.

10 comments:

  1. your hedgehogs always make me smile.

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  2. Lots of activity in your garden, John! That Small Tortoiseshell is strikingly fresh; the colors are so vivid. Always good to see a hedgehog. :-)

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    1. Lots going on when the Sun shines Wilma

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  3. Good to see everything coming back to life.

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  4. Great small tortoiseshell photo, really captured the colours. Also, great hedgehog footage. As far as I'm aware, we don't get hogs in our garden although it might be worth setting up a night cam just in case

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    1. I think the little Nikon does a great job Joe

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  5. Spring is definitely sprouting in your garden, John. Good to see the nesting has begun, the dots are squiggling and the hedgehogs are venturing forth. What a gorgeous butterfly photo! Very obliging of it to sit a spell on a dark surface...probably a warm one at that.

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    1. I think it was soaking up the Sun Glo

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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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