Dry and Wet

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Yesterday, although the wind had a definite bite to it, in the sunshine it was warm.  A Common Blue butterfly was making the most of the warmth.

Common Blue butterfly

A second one was flitting around landing on flowers and grass. I followed it and when it landed took a photograph.  On downloading the photo I found that there was a thistle seed behind the butterfly.

Common Blue Butterfly

The weather was just a little different today, wet!  Down on the lake it was quite quiet.  A Tufted Duck was resting in front of the hide, when suddenly it shot upwards then flew across to the side of the lake.  There was no movement around her at all.  It set me wondering if something had nibbled her feet!

Tufted Duck resting

I watched as three Moorhens headed into the reeds.  They jumped onto some of the stems of the reeds and bent them over, then sat on them and began to preen.

Moorhens in the reeds

There was very little insect life moving.  I found a spider sheltering under an Angelica flower but the photographs are not good enough for the blog.  A bee was also trying to hide out of the rain on a Devil's Bit Scabious flower, which I had to bend over to take a photo.  A leg was shaken at me as a warning!  Once the photo was taken I gently moved it back to give the bee some peace.

Bee on Devil's Bit Scabious

As it was raining there has to be some rain drops on the blog.

Rain drops on Hawthorn berries


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