A FEW WINTER BIRDS

As we’re still confined to barracks with not much hope of any bird photography on the horizon, I’ve collected a few winter birds taken in the East Midlands (UK) over the last few years. We can only hope that one day we’ll be out in the sunshine again listening to birdsong. Hope is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings…

SUMMER STUFF

A small sample of the fantastic little mini-beasts we saw this summer, all observed at either Chambers Farm Wood, Lincolnshire, or at Skylarks Nature Reserve, Nottingham. Elephant Hawk Moth (deilephila elpenor), caterpillar and moth. Hard to believe the little fellow on the left will encase itself in a pupa and hibernate all winter under leaf litter to emerge next summer as the glorious moth…