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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?


JJGEE 14 7.5k 18 England
25 Jun 2019 11:31AM
Quite a bit of bird activity at the moment.

After watching some You Tube videos from a wildlife photographer, Mark Smith, thought I would have a go 1


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pink Plus
16 6.0k 7 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2019 1:51PM
We have a good number of House Sparrows back this year, saw a few last year and it really is good to see them gaining in numbers.
We have at least 2 nests nearby and the rate that the adults are collecting food they obviously have a growing brood.
Also nice to see large numbers of Swifts this year, didn't see many at all last year.
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
26 Jun 2019 6:55PM
I've just set up a wildlife camera in the garden pointing at the Hog House - I won't know if I've got anything until I get home tomorrow evening.....
cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
27 Jun 2019 7:21AM
yippee Smile

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SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
27 Jun 2019 10:16AM
Lovely that you got something ALison. Smile I had one of these cameras but it never seemed to work, and used up batteries like dogs eat biscuits.
altitude50 15 15.4k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2019 10:59AM
Butterflies. Not actually in my garden, but on a bank next to car park in some very attractive wild flowers and grasses.
I think these might be Fritillarries and I wondered if anyone knows exactly which ones and are they M & F together? Thanks for any info.
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cattyal Plus
14 8.9k 6 England
28 Jun 2019 11:12AM

Quote:Lovely that you got something ALison. Smile I had one of these cameras but it never seemed to work, and used up batteries like dogs eat biscuits.


I'm still experimenting with settings etc and have only had it out two nights so far. Only a still of the hog last night but a clip of a local cat that knows there is grub inside the hoghouse Smile

So far I've not a clue what battery life will be. It's supposed to be good but I've just got cheap wilko batteries in there for now - they're all I had to hand Smile
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 173 England
28 Jun 2019 7:45PM

Quote:Butterflies. Not actually in my garden, but on a bank next to car park in some very attractive wild flowers and grasses.
I think these might be Fritillarries and I wondered if anyone knows exactly which ones and are they M and F together? Thanks for any info.



They are Marbled Whites = Male on the left, female on the right! Smile
altitude50 15 15.4k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2019 10:14PM
Thank you for the reply...............Grin
JJGEE 14 7.5k 18 England
3 Jul 2019 7:46AM
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My gardening assistant joining me on a refreshment break Smile

What this has reminded me of is, that using a widish aperture on a long focal length lens at close focussing distance gives a nice out of focus background

Maybe I should try it more often ?
DaveRyder Plus
5 3.2k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 9:52PM
A black birds nesting...







SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
3 Jul 2019 10:05PM
A lovely sight of my fave bird. Fingers crossed they hatch. Smile
SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
4 Jul 2019 2:08PM
Insects are making good use of the old Leylandii and Silver Birch logs. Some are practically dust, and others full of holes. Smile

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SlowSong Plus
10 8.1k 30 England
16 Jul 2019 3:17PM
Looks like Flying Ant Day. I didn't hang around with my phone as there was a lot of wriggling and flying going on. I had to get my washing in before it got covered.

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saltireblue Plus
9 9.5k 35 Norway
16 Jul 2019 4:12PM

Quote: I had to get my washing in before it got covered.

A risk of getting ants in your pants!Tongue

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