Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
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Saturday, September 23, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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Friday, September 15, 2006
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006
This frog was found in the middle of a heard of cows, happily hunting insects which it appears to have eaten large quantities of. As I approached it was unable to hop away due to its swollen state!
Frogs have been scarce in recent years following the spring floods of 1998, 2000,2001, in the past weeks I've seen several froglets and this thriving young adult.
Posted by jonathan taylor at Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Short-eared owl at Eldernell today, whilst topping rushes this shortie like others fly at the last second and usually land nearby. They are reluctant to fly far so as not to attract the attention of crows and kestrels who love to mob them. This beauty was digi-scoped less than 10 metres away- hence I could not fit it all in.
this shot was taken through binoculars (Leica 10x40). Using a Nikon coolpix 4500.
Posted by jonathan taylor at Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
first heard (blowing) then seen as it surfaced on out-going tide alongside Eldernell Wash, stayed under for c1min in which time it swam c150 mtrs and stayed surfaced for c20 seconds. Of all the other common seals i've seen in Nene this one imediately struck me as different - with a long nose running straight into forehead.
Nostrils wide open - taking in a lung-full.
This pic shows a bulging snout with a convexed bridge
Posted by jonathan taylor at Sunday, September 10, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Common Darter - with patience and experience its possible to get both species perching on your hand. (note the abdomen shape is almost even width on striolatum. the red tone can be very strong on some individuals, though never like the blood red of the Ruddy darter)
Comma - this emerged whilst picing the darters- the vivid orange is always a welcome splash of colour on any day.
Posted by jonathan taylor at Thursday, September 07, 2006