|Escape - Osmia bicornis male emerging from its cell - 10th April 2014 Carltom Nottinghamshire.|
same bee as previous photograph, giving me the eye!
Now from this blog it is pretty obvious that I'm not the birding type, I like birds, I feed them in my garden and I've even been known to twitch, once for a Great Grey Shrike and more recently a trip onto Budby Heath to catch the Parrot Crossbills, I was surprised at their size, I expected a bird a little smaller. However the pair of birds that have given me most pleasure this year are a couple of Bullfinch. I've fed Sunflower hearts for years in my small back garden and attract the usual garden stuff, but this year has been the first year that I have daily visits from a pair of Bullfinch, photograph of the female attached. Perhaps I'm a little odd but in my eyes the females colours are so subtle as to make it far more attractive than the male. Taken with a macro lens through the window! Not quite sure my missus would be too happy if a spent £5000 on a big telephoto. Still when I can take all my pension as cash rather than an annuity I'll perhaps blow some on the Lamborghini of lens a Nikon 500 mm.
|Bullfinch - Carlton Nottinghamshire 10th April 2014. 105 mm Macro lens through double glazing.|