First up, I managed to find a few hours to pick up my pencils last Sunday and it felt so good to get back into it after an unintentional two month break! Here's the next stage to my Puffin Study, prepare for a "squee" moment!
|Puffling in progress|
|Puffling complete and this excerpt shows the work begun on the juvenile stage|
In other work, things have been really hectic on the surveying front, newt monitoring surveys and bat surveys galore which are certainly keeping me busy! Ecologists the country over are no doubt nodding in agreement with this :) Here are a few pics from my travels over the last few days:
|Buzzing about a Guelder-rose|
|A definite squee moment, my first Great Crested Newt larvae of the year!|
|Stunning Bee Orchids, one site has loads of these, amazing!|
I'd not had the pleasure of seeing them before, so delicate.
|A particularly big Marsh Orchid|
|Not the best pic in the world but this was Thurs 12th/Fri 13th's "Honey Moon"|
It started off a lot bigger than shown here, the same every June apparently!
|Tropical Screech Owl|
|Harris Hawk taking a breather|
|Reggie Perrin - A Peregrine Falcon|
|Bengal Eagle Owl - I managed to catch her blinking her nictitating membrane :)|
|Just to show her sheer size, she was rather heavy! |
Little Ashen-faced Barn Owl to the bottom right
|Winking Long-eared Owl|
|A European Kestrel|
|Fame! Got to start somewhere :)|
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Ciao fer now!