Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Summer Snapshots

Mr. Flutter-By Bears has been out and about with his rather large and impressive camera recently, (or is it just ridiculously heavy - depending on how you look at it ;0) ? ) so I thought I'd share a few photos of British wildlife going about their summery business.

This little chap (above) is a shy and timid Roe deer , who was probably surprised to see a photographer on Wicken Fen at 4.30am! What a sweet faced little fellow.
The next is a Wren's nest above some guttering round the back of my parents' house - we watched the 3 chicks' busy and attentive little mother while she foraged for insects all around the garden, continually flitting back with her prize. I've been incredibly thrilled to have wrens fledging in my own garden this year ... although they were extremely camera-shy!

This seems to be a very good summer for Dragonflies; we've seen numerous species on our travels. For such fearsome, predatory little beasties in their watery homed larval stages, they are gloriously elegant on the wing. I think these are some form of Hawker dragonfly - seen at the tiny country park not far from where we live.

I'm already looking forward to my summer holiday ; a whole month away yet. I wonder if this idyllic weather will last right up to the time I get to re-visit Lyme Regis? In the meantime I have lots of beary sewing to do , and new projects to think about ......

T.T.F.N  Ruth XX


abowman said...

Snapshots!!! Snapshots!!!

Hard fought for wildlife photography thank you very much.

The Earwig

Ruth said...

Oi ! It's my blog - so I can say what I like !! Cheeky li'l husband , LOL !! :0) :0) :0)

Les Bears said...

Great pic of the deer!

Donna Griffin said...

Great PHOTOGRAPHY from Mr. Flutterby! I thought I was the only one who got up so early. Well done A!


Ruth said...

Hi Lesley , Donna :0)
I'll pass that on to "Him indoors"... although he's clearly been checking my blog out anyway!!
(ahhhh , isn't it sweet?!) heehee...

Ruth xx

Bearly Sane said...

Beautiful photography! The ol' boy is getting better all the time!
Love the first one of the deer...would look great enlarged and framed.

Thanks for popping by and leaving kind words of support Ruth...but then you always do dear friend.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Ruth said...

Awwww , thank you Sandi :0) :0)
Beary Hugs and Kisses,