Sunday, 19 June 2016
I have been interested in Bee photography for a couple of years now but this year I am taking it a little more seriously . With our garden now in full bloom Bee's are everywhere and what a challenge it is , not only trying to photograph them but identifying them is even more of a headache.
Posted by Steve Seal at 20:20
As you can see from the post below Tracey has done a excellent job of turning the garden into a insect friendly garden well done my dear. Moths are now coming on a regular bases and with the different varieties of flowers they are spoilt for choice , below are a few images from this weekend.
Posted by Steve Seal at 19:03
Saturday, 18 June 2016
I have always loved plants and flowers but never really had a garden until we moved into this house only twelve weeks ago .. Lately Steve has begun to get more and more interested in his bugs and bees so with this in mind I decided to create a garden with plants and flowers that attracted such insects .... At first sight the garden was no more than an overgrown piece of land with not a flower in sight but what it had going for it was it was not overlooked and was a lovely sun trap ... Well if it was a challenge I wanted this was it !!!!
Posted by Steve Seal at 22:23
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
What a bird found by Mr Westport himself Nick Smith the Great Skua was located early morning and instantly put out on all forms of media well done Nick. I watched all day as the bird was reported still being present on Staffs Bird news , RBA , Twitter and others. I was eager to get there but had to wait until I finished work which was not until 17-00 some 12 hours after it was found would it stay. Last time I saw one of these beauties inland was Draycote water many years ago and was lucky enough to get a boat out to photograph it at close quarters. When I left work at 17-00 the heavens opened and I decided to go home for tea first , then myself and Trace made our way to Westport in the pouring rain . The bird was quickly located about 100 yds off the left hand side of the lake . Tracey decided to sit it out in the car and very wet me decided to try and capture some images , one hour later and very very wet I managed something reasonable I think.
Posted by Steve Seal at 21:18
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
As it has been a hectic few months what with a new house and new job I couldn't wait for our holiday . This one was new ground for both of us which made it even more exciting . The main purpose for this area was to try and find the Chequered Skipper a small butterfly only found in a small wood by a loch . Luck was on our side with the glorious sunny weather that Scotland had had for a few weeks meant it had bought the little chap out in good numbers ....
Posted by Steve Seal at 09:08