Showing posts from March, 2021
Day 24: Trees play a vital role in the eco system. They have over the centuries been decimated and it is only now the world as a whole is realizing the damage that this has caused. I love to see trees in the winter when they are bare and only a skeleton can be seen. It is at this time of year it is possible to see their true shape and size before they become shrouded in leaves. On my walk today I decided to photograph 24 different trees.
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Day 22 Over the weekend I have thought about todays challenge and knowing I wasn't going far from home I decided to see if I could take images of 22 different birds. Living near the river is an advantage as I was able to get some water bird shots, and I also filled up all the feeders over the weekend which encouraged other birds to the area. I started with the birds close to home and then I went on a two mile circular walk to find more. The bird song was beautiful this morning. I think they were as happy to have a bright, sunny morning as I was. Hen Blackbird, Collared Dove, Great Tit, Male Blackbird Magpie, House Sparrow, Long-tailed Tit. Grey Wagtail, Stock Dove Dunnock, Starling, Bluetit Canada Geese, Swan, Black-headed Gull, Juvenile Gull Rooks, Egyptian Goose, Jackdaw, Pheasant Robins
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March challenge is to photograph each day throughout the month, increasing the number taken each day by one. Not an easy challenge when still stuck at home due to lock down regulations. March 1st The two Canada geese have made themselves at home at the front of the house, keeping the swans company. March 2nd A bright afternoon and this seven spot ladybird was sunning itself on a bush in the garden. Lots of daisies have opened up this afternoon now the day has become warmer. March 3rd A very misty start to the morning and also very chilly. The popular trees line the edge of a newly ploughed field. A frequented walk, along by the river, passed sheep that will soon be lambing. Sheep grazing in the field. March 4th A cluster of 7 spot ladybirds still in hibernation. It was the bright yellow on the bark of this tree that attracted me to it. On looking closer I realised there were two distinct lichen. The yellow is Xanthoria or leafy lichen and is very common. The other known as Crab