Janets`s Nature Notes
THIS LITTLE FELLOW WAS OUT IN DECEMBER. Thankfully Liz Whittaker from Chineham took it to the Hedgehog lady in Kingsclere.
OCTOBER BRINGS THE ACER TO FULL GLORY
JULY BRINGS PAINTED LADIES
AND LARGE CABBAGE WHITE,S SHARING THE BUDDHLIA
IN JUNE 2009
LIME HAWK MOTH
Found by Arthur Whittaker in Stratfield Turgis
WHAT IS THIS CATERPILLAR IN TALMEY CLOSE ON THE BOG BEAN?
"ITS A VAPOURER MOTH CATAPILLAR" SAID MALCOLM B.
.BUMBLE BEES LOVE THE CRANESBILL
AND A PROLIFERATION OF
WATER SNAILS IN THE POND
LIME HAWK MOTHS MATING
In Sarah Burton's garden in Talmey Close Chineham
23rd May 2009
Malcolm,s deer photographed early April
GOLDFINCHES January 2009
Snapped by Malcolm Bottrill.
SMALL SAND FLIES LOOKING LIKE WASPS MADE BURROWS
UNDER OUR AWNING.
Malcolm Bottrill goes blackcap watching with this family.
Then a bullfinch
And finds Chub in Petys Brook.
A quick peep at the Robins nest found a few days earlier and a small face
looks back on the 23rd May 2008. By the 6th June we have four waiting for mum!
Pigeon Pair Jan 2008
"After you me dear"
JAY taken by Martin from Belvedere gardens.
Harlequin Ladydird Larvae taken by Son Chas. Nov 07
Michael Devenport catches this Green Woodpecker in his garden in Saffron Close in November 2007
21st July 2007 - Reading Road Chineham.
Dragon fly climb out of the pond and up the brick wall to pull off their submarine coats and turn into aircraft!
How do they fit it all in?
Michael Devenport of Saffron Close watched these little ring necked doves being hatched and reared in a nest in their pergola within two metres of their back door.
One youngster was later sadly seen to be taken by a Kestrel.
Malcolm Bottrill sends in three cracking pictures and reports :-
The Heron has been eyeing up the pond (fortunately netted) from the neighbours roof .
The Blue Tits prefer the terrace box built for Sparrows.
Our Sparrow Hawk has been back as the Pigeons and Doves are easy prey.
Dragon fly lay their eggs in the pond.
8th July 2006
Frogs have a cuddle in the pond.
Malcolm Bottrill of Puttenham Road gets a brilliant photo of this Sparrow Hawk in his garden. March 2006
Turnstones at Lepe Beech mid February 2006
Marie & Kevin Pavey sent in this photo of 2 Goldfinches & Siskins at the feeder in their Garden next to Woodville Lane. Feb 2006.
Kingfisher uses plastic Heron as a diving board for the pond in December 2005
Sycamore Moth caterpillars found by Sarah Burton of Talmey Close on a Maple tree.
Humming Bird Hawk Moth in the Meon Valley. Photo from my nephew Gareth Attrill.
Mrs Burton of Talmey Close finds an Elephant Hawk Moth Catapillar in a pond plant.
Coin is a £1.00. August 2005
Mr Risby from Clere Gardens has several visits from this female Sparrow hawk.
Laura Cox sights Deer by Simons Close
Muskrat are almost tame alongside the Herault at Agde
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