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September 8, 2018

Finger on shutter…fire…and Brimstone!

One of my favourite butterflies, the unmistakable Brimstone. In this case, it was enjoying some warm sunshine and a top up of nectar, courtesy of purple […]
September 8, 2018

Late summer flowers

Some further images of garden flowers during a recent walk.   Nigel and Sue Manners – September 3rd 2018
September 8, 2018

Late summer flowers

These pictures were taken on a recent walk around the garden. Here is a bit more insight into some of them. IMGP6655 is a tree grown […]
September 1, 2018

Hard to Swallow

Over 14 years in our present house we have always looked forward to the arrival each Spring of our ‘resident’ swallows, reliably between 13th and 27th […]
August 23, 2018

Britain’s Got Talons!

This sparrowhawk (adult female) was the most brazen bird of prey I have ever watched in the wild. For several minutes I watched it with my […]
August 23, 2018

So tiny…it’s My Newt!

This tiny little creature is probably less than an inch long, as shown by the size of the screw head in the picture. It was on […]
August 14, 2018

Twenty Plume Moth

I nearly ignored this pair of moths on our window the other day. I’m glad I didn’t. The strange effect in the background of the first […]
August 13, 2018

Night-time mauraders

We had a nice pot of curly parsley in our conservatory until something happened. Careful checking revealed the culprits early one morning – I believe them […]
August 12, 2018

Birds on the Torridge

I had my trail camera out on the Torridge for a couple of days trying to get some shots of several Otters I’d seen at a […]