Finding Nature

Finding Nature

Last year, I took another walk around Sywell Country Park, but this time it was all about nature and finding the birds, insects, and flowers.

It was June, so it was much greener than before and I could feel the warmth from the sun on my skin.

The first feathered friend I saw was this Coot with its white frontal shield. Fun fact: Back in the day, the featherless shield gave rise to the expression “as bald as a coot.” (Wikipedia)Ā 

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This one has found something to balance on.

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Whilst trying to photograph this delicate dragonfly, I got the plant in focus instead – I think it’s a Stinging Nettle.

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There are lots of flowers dotted around – like this daisy.

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Although Hogweed is pretty to look at, it’s best not to touch it as it can cause blisters and scars in humans! (Wikipedia)

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This bee doesn’t seem bothered.

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Another beauty, but also very toxic, is the lovely Foxglove. Fun fact: In the past, myths had it that foxes wore the flowers on their paws to silence their movements as they hunted – hence ‘fox’s glove!’ (Wikipedia)

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It’s quite hard to take photographs of things that move, but this Long-tailed tit sat at the top of this tree just long enough.

As did these two-silhouetted birds.

A family of swans swam passed – the mother looking back to check the cute little babies are all there.

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Then, they head off towards the reeds and out of the open – there were buzzards circling overhead!

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These coots chicks were sticking close to each other – the lake must seem like an ocean to them!

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This bird flew away at the exact moment I took the photo!

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But, this dunnock and duck looked straight at the camera lens!

It’s always a pleasure seeing nature at her finest!

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Do you enjoy finding nature as much as I do?

Peace and love šŸ™‚

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