After an absence of six nights the Wren spent another night sleeping in the roosting pocket.
Walking past a tub filled with Pinks in full bloom I noticed how deep the Bumble Bees had to go to get at the nectar. Good for the plant as it forces the hairy bee to brush against the pollen which will get carried to other plants to fertilise the embryonic seeds.
Some flowers are easier than others for a large Bumble Bee to gain entrance to the nectar. Phil Gates in his blog Cabinet of Curiosities has just explained with beautiful close up photos how hard they have to work to get in the flowers of the Foxglove. See Bumblebees and the Foxglove Challenge.
Yet another experiment. The iMovie Mac app has a zoom facility called the Ken Burns effect which allows me to very easily fix a start point and size along with a finish point and size to give zoom and / or pan effects to movies or stills. This experiment started with one of my old panorama shots taken with the iPhone:
Pasted in iMovie and the Ken Burns crop / zoom effect applied to give a panned video view across the still picture:
I will have to take some more detailed panoramas around the area and see how they look as pseudo videos.
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
Pollen gathering spiders
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