Birds

Look, no hands!

The hot weather has brought the lizards out and they were scuttling about all over the place. There were also quite a few Spotted Flycatchers and a number of House martins flying up and down the river in the vain hope of finding a bit of water....
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European Bee-eater

There were a few birds sitting on the power lines, quite some distance away, and one looked like it had a longer tail than the rest so out came the little binocs, first time I'd grabbed them on the way out for ages. Must have known I'd need them....
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Birds

A nice little surprise

I went for a leisurely stroll on Sunday lunchtime and, not expecting to see much at all on the wildlife front, I was generally not disappointed. Except, something caught my eye on a window ledge and it was only when I looked through the zoom that I saw what it was....
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Young bird waiting patiently for breakfast

As I was out aimlessly wandering, I noticed an obviously very young bird sitting on a branch right next to the path. It made no attempt to fly off and didn't seem at all bothered by my presence. I can only assume it was obeying its mother's 'stay here till I get back' and was waiting patiently for breakfast....
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Feed me!

The Goldfinches were very busy this morning feeding themselves and their young. The little ones would often hover, beaks open, in front of the parent, waiting impatiently for a tasty morsel....
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Flowers

Passiflora Caerulea

A big hat tip to Iain for identifying this flower as Passiflora Caerulea, the Blue or Common Passion Flower, a vine native to Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil which can grow up to around 10 metres in length or to a height of 20 metres with suitable support....
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