Sunday, 8 June 2014

Basking in the Sunshine

First - Tricia Ryder's comment yesterday got me thinking about the mystery bird table visitor. She thought it looked like a Dunnock. Well it certainly isn't a mature one. I have several as daily visitors but a Google search for some Dunnock Juvenile photos showed several which almost matched my visitor - pale belly with bold black streaks. In fact when I search I find I had photographed a juvenile Dunnock a couple of years ago.  So it looks as though that is favourite. Whatever it is it has visited several times every day so far. Also visiting the bird table have been two juvenile Robins.

Today has been a scorcher. Cool with heavy rain and hail yesterday morning.
Many creatures have taken advantage of blue skies and temperatures up to 25C:

The Damsel flies have started emerging from my garden pond.
Here a male Blue Tailed Damselfly sunning itself on a rose bush:


and a female on a pond plant:


A Red Admiral taking a short rest:


A Dunnock looking quite bedraggled but actually having a quick sunning session:


On the cricket field a Crow which didn't really want to move out of the way, until we got too close for comfort.:


I say sunning themselves but maybe the birds were actually trying to cool down.


  1. ah, yes. summer has begun, hasn't it?! :)

  2. It is great at this time of year despite the squally rain showers.


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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