My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Wild in the garden.

I'm still trying to sort through pictures taken over the last week or so. I've deleted a great many ;)

The other morning, I had a visit from one of the local foxes again. He wandered around; paid the greenhouse a visit...

then spotted me and the camera as he walked through the plants... and didn't break any of them!

And today - in the sun and strange new warmth :D, the Red Damselflies started to emerge from the garden pond.

I'm still not very happy with my macro lens and this is the best I could do without falling in the pond! There were at least 5 flying about and of these, definitely 2 pairs.... great stuff. I shall be keeping my eyes open for Dragons every day now!

And a hover fly had a rest on a lily leaf.

Just a short post today.... back to the picture sorting now...


Anonymous said...

The Fox in the plants is absolutely brilliant Tricia.

karen said...

I just adore the fox pics Tricia xx How lovely to see that in your garden, i can only dream xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Tricia..

Chris said...

Hi Tricia,
I'm stunned by the fox in your garden! Wow that is not gonna happen in France. and you got nice shots of it! Well done.

Anonymous said...

Tricia, do you have a ring flash for your macro lens? if not, well worth looking into, good piece of kit.


FAB said...

The fox said "I can see you but you can't see me"..fabulous. Our night time visitors have been rooting through a few pots, not sure what they expect to find. FAB.

Midmarsh John said...

Love the fox peeping out of the flowers. Guess it will be a while longer before I see any of the aquatic insects emerging.

avalon said...

Amazing fox pics, lovely to have wildlife so close to your doorstep, considering we have taken over their habitat we should feel privildged to have them so close! very misunderstood creatures!! I would love to have the chance to see them here!
The dragonfly pics are wonderful too. You reallt seem to capture nature at it's best.

Kevin Murphy said...

That second fox picture is funny - he looks so cute/bold!


oldcrow61 said...

That Fox...what a beauty! How lucky to have him so close. Not that I would want one that close having the hens and all, lol....Still, it would be a treat. The damsels are lovely.

Tricia Ryder said...

Roy - he chose the right spot eh :D

Karen - we had a family of them many years ago - bit of a mixed blessing!

Costas - thank you again

Chris - thank you. We get quite a few urban foxes; mostly looking for food.

Paul - no I only have the built-in camera flash. My macro lens is a prime 90mm and I could really do with something like a 150mm and relevant ring flash. I'll have to keep saving!!

Frank - perhaps they're hoping to find a chicken or two ;)

John - I've been looking for dragons and damsels today at Painshill. Found some but the camera lens didn't - think I was too late in the day as they were too active.

J (Avalon). Thank you so much... When you come to visit I'll try to arrange a visitor or two for you ;) And I agree - it's a privilege to have the wildlife visitors.

Hi Keven and welcome to my blog. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. He has got rather a bland face hasn't he :D

OC - He was a bit of an odd character with that black patch on the side of his mouth. Great to see the damsels coming out of the pond!

(I say "his" but can't really make up my mind as s/he was so far away)

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos, I particularly like the second one of the fox which made me laugh :) They only seem to visit our garden at night.

Not seen many damsels and dragons yet despite the warmer weather.

Tricia Ryder said...

Thanks Jan - lovely to have you visiting again. Mostly they visit at night but recently I've had two or three brief day visits.

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