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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Another visit to Barnes... but the sun came out

I decided to go back to Barnes today as the sun was shining (occasionally) and I'd hoped the Birds of Prey might be out in the sunshine. They weren't when I arrived.

It was very windy and very few birds about.

A female Mallard posed beautifully, on top of one of the rails of the small bridges. Their feather colouring and marking really is amazing!

After a while, the drake flew in to join her

I can advise that he didn't push her off the rail :D

At this time of the year, there's usually more in the insect world to photograph than birds. And it's a really enjoyable time of the year too. More to come over the next couple of months!

Green veined White Butterfly

Here a Crab Spider has caught its prey. A bee!

This one (of many) was enjoying collecting pollen.

I really like the combination of colours here and the bees seemed to as well.

Walking further along we came across a Holly Blue (I think!)

Blue tailed Damselflies were everywhere it seemed.

and on the way out, the Barn Owl was out in the sunshine so how could I resist just one more shot!

Lovely to feel the warmth of the sun again; it was rather too windy for many decent insect shots especially when using the Macro lens.

And thanks to Gary and Andy for their company :D


Neil said...

Great photos as ever Tricia. I notice blue tails everywhere on Friday up my way. Not so many today though

oldcrow61 said...

Superb photos once again. Glad to hear you had a nice sunny day.

Wilma said...

I really enjoyed both yesterday's and today's post; great photos! Glad you got to see the barn owl outside.


karen said...

Superb pics again Tricia, that Barn Owl is beautiful xxx Love the bee and butterfly pics too x Just lovely, thankyou xxxx

holdingmoments said...

This sun is certainly bringing the insects out Tricia. It's good to see them all again.
Lovely shot of the Barn Owl; and enjoyed the birds of prey in the previous post.

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos as always, Tricia. I think Mallards are very underrated just because we see so many of them which is a shame as they have beautiful colouring and are always entertaining.

Love the Barn Owl!

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