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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bunnies, Butterflies, Badgers, baby Whitethroats and romantic Woodpigeons!

Continuing on from my last blog post, my camera has remained under-employed in the last 2 weeks.
   Lack of photographic opportunity, poor weather and absent Summer photo mojo have all combined to cause this. However, as always, there have been a handful of times when I have managed to take some pictures. One was yesterday evening during a break in the rain, when I walked around my Somerset village and photographed some of the Rabbits in the surrounding farmland, plus a couple of young Whitethroats skulking in a hedge. I also couldn't resist photographing some inquisitive Cows and their calves, as they posed so nicely and it would've been rude not to!
 A few days earlier I took my camera around my Aunts one evening and tried to photograph the Housemartins flying about above her garden, with varying results!
    Once again the Badger visited my Somerset garden, and is getting braver, coming closer to where I stand on the patio! My flashing and clicking camera doesn't bother it in the slightest, but it's so dark it's hard to focus on the creature!
    I also photographed some young Blue Tits and Great Tits at RSPB Greylake, a few different butterflies, namely Red Admirals, Whites and Gatekeepers, plus a romantic pair of Woodpigeons in Bridgwater!
 Below are some of the pics from the last 2 weeks;

^Above^ - Young Whitethroat in my home Somerset village.

^Above^ - Woodpigeons in my village.

^Above^ - Wild Rabbits on farmland in my village.

^Above^ - Gatekeeper butterflies in my village.

^Above^ - Red Admiral butterfly in my village.

^Above^ - Romantic Woodpigeons at Bridgwater in Somerset.

^Above^ - House Martins in my village.

^Above^ - Badger in my Somerset garden.

^Above^ - Young Blue Tits at RSPB Greylake in Somerset.

^Above^ - Young Great Tit at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Dunnock at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Female Chaffinches at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Gatekeeper at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - White Butterflies (and Bee!) at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Comma Butterfly at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Bees. Bumble Bees and wildflowers at RSPB Greylake.

^Above^ - Herd of Fallow Deer at Stock Gaylard estate in Dorset.

^Above^ - Red Admiral Butterflies on Buddleia in my garden.

^Above^ - Cows and calves in my Somerset village.