Wallpaper on ,Woodcock surprise , Butterflies in the garden and a moth kinda week !
How long does it take to wallpaper two wall's
We have brought the out side in, I love stone walls. Two weeks the floor is coming, which is good as the kitchen contents are spread all over the house and I am starting to forget were I put everything...
We have had a lot of rain the past few days, mainly around teatime, but the days have been warm and sunny which has brought the Butterflies into the garden.
Large Whites, Admirals and a nice return of the Peacock Butterfly.
Friday I had a break from decorating and had a wonder up on the Banks, the fields are full of
Even though the plant is poisonous to Horses there were Horses in the fields, I think if they have grown up with them in the field they know not to eat them, death by Ragwort is quite low.
Having said that I don't now how I would feel if they were my Horses.
The bees do love the flower though.
Sunday is going to be my day to visit the Gravel Pits at Ben Rhydding, the sun was out with a slight breeze, a proper lazy hazy summers day.
I had hoped to spend some time on the river looking for birds, but forgot it has been raining so hard in the West the river was up, there was no sight of the Kingfishers on the ponds either.
The Peacock Butterflies were out here to day too.
I think these are Sea Holly thistles growing in one spot under the trees.
There was another couple wondering round, he was trying to get a photo of this Southern Hawker, it was flying round him threatening to land at any moment, then flying of as the camera was raised. We had a chat how hard it was to photograph them, he gave up and carried on with there walk.
Once his back was turned the Hawker settled down on the Hawthorn tree right in front of me and stayed, in the end it stayed so long I left it sunning it's self in the sun.
Noticed this little plant, a first for me Red Bartsia pretty little plant.
I was now back at the entrance, quite a wide area of gravel alongside the tree line.
There sat was a little bird, quietly asking it to sit still so I could take it's photo.
At first I thought it was a Grouse, I don't know why ! managed just one shot and it flew of.
Looking at the photo I realised it had a long beak... Snipe , no not quite right.
Put it on iSpot as a Woodcock and it is....
a first for me and it might be a first for this site.
Just one new moth this week as most nights it has been raining
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)