sdimages.co.uk: Blog http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog en-us (C) sdimages.co.uk (sdimages.co.uk) Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:35:00 GMT Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:35:00 GMT http://www.sdimages.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u373473797-o41402361-50.jpg sdimages.co.uk: Blog http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog 120 120 Asp Viper http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/6/asp-viper Asp Viper: Vipera aspis 

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One of the poisonous snakes in France

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I found this Viper crossing the road near my house and had to put it in my shoe so I could take it home to photograph it.

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After taking lots of photographs of the Viper I took it down to my woods and let it go.

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/6/asp-viper Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:34:55 GMT
Marsh Frog http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/5/marsh-frog Marsh Frog

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/5/marsh-frog Tue, 15 May 2018 00:45:00 GMT
European Male Green Lizard http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/5/european-male-green-lizard European Male Green Lizard

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/5/european-male-green-lizard Mon, 14 May 2018 12:08:38 GMT
Frog catching a fly http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/4/frog-catching-a-fly Frog catching a fly

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/4/frog-catching-a-fly Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:26:57 GMT
Still in the garden http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/still-in-the-garden The Hawfinch are still visiting the garden

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/still-in-the-garden Mon, 26 Mar 2018 01:15:00 GMT
Brambling numbers are up http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/brambling-number-are-up I have had Brambling in the garden most days, with seven appearing yesterday.

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/brambling-number-are-up Sun, 25 Mar 2018 14:03:35 GMT
Goldfinch http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/goldfinch Goldfinch

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/goldfinch Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:33:08 GMT
Black Redstart http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/black-redstart Black Redstart

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/black-redstart Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:15:31 GMT
Hawfinch in the garden http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/hawfinch-in-the-garden Hawfinch in the garden

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/hawfinch-in-the-garden Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:03:17 GMT
Frozen http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/frozen After lots of rain followed by snow and ice at last the weather has (fingers crossed) started to pick up.

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My bird feeders are attracting more and more Siskin’s and Goldfinch along with Greenfinch and different Hawfinch. Lizards and insects have also started to appear.

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The Little Owl has been around but I haven’t pointed by lens at it.

Large groups of Cranes have started to return, flying high in their V formations over the hamlet.

The cold snap has however taken its toll on amphibians. Newts trapped in frozen  small pools have died.

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/frozen Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:15:00 GMT
Redpoll http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/redpoll Redpoll

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Coal Tit

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/redpoll Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:45:00 GMT
Firecrest http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/firecrest Firecrest

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/firecrest Sun, 04 Mar 2018 01:45:00 GMT
Greenfinch http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/greenfinch Greenfinch

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Chaffinch

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/greenfinch Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:15:00 GMT
Hawfinch France 2018 http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/hawfinch-france-2018 Hawfinch 2018

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/hawfinch-france-2018 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:45:00 GMT
Brambling http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/brambling Brambling France 2018

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/3/brambling Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:45:00 GMT
Siskin http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/siskin Siskin

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/siskin Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:15:00 GMT
Blue Tit http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/blue-tit Blue Tit

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/blue-tit Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:15:00 GMT
Brambling http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/brambling Brambling 

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/brambling Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:45:35 GMT
Willow Tit http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/willow-tit Willow Tit

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/willow-tit Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:27:54 GMT
New Toys for 2018 http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/new-toys-for-2018 I’ve been in France 3 months (which has gone very quickly) and I have decided to get some new toys to play with.

A Canon 5Dmk4, 100/400 4.5/5.6 mk 2 lens and extenders plus 100mm 2.8 macro lens.

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In the garden the Hawfinch is still showing up along with Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Redpoll, Brambling, Collared Dove, Chaffinch, Dunnock and a gang of House Sparrows which the local Sparrowhawk likes the taste of.

The Little Owls are still around and visit the garden at night in search of mice that are attached to the seed at the feeding station. I have also noticed some Badger activity just outside of the house but not on a regular basis, need to put the Trail cam out.

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(sdimages.co.uk) http://www.sdimages.co.uk/blog/2018/2/new-toys-for-2018 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:58:34 GMT