The weather is still flippin' awful at the moment and I am now at a point of despair that many of the insects are having a rather dire time trying to get anything done.
Looking back through 06 photos, I was happily meandering down Patch One photographing crickets, hoppers and a plenty of flies, bugs and butters. Come June, the patch would be filled with the sounds of Grasshoppers singing away in the sunshine, the foliage would droop under the weight of pentatomidae and other buggy type creatures and the back of my neck would turn as red as a pyrochroa coccinea. But now… thanks to mankind (you gits) …now, the only thing present is the hardcore soldier beetle known as Rhagonycha fulva (or colloquially as ‘that bloody red beetle again’).
I haven’t even bothered doing any birding.
I did, however, raid the library and managed to steal (using a library card) a selection of dodgy books:
Understanding Bird Behavior. (Stephen Moss / Wildlife Trusts).
In this book it tells you why birds fly and how they fly, why they hop around and why they try their utmost to avoid being spotted by overweight birders who give themselves crap nicknames such as ‘The Cardinal’.
How to watch birds (some guy / Wildlife Trust)
Sit, wait & then go home and sulk.
Devon & Cornwall Where to watch birds (Norman & Tucker).
Mr Norman and his pal Tucker attempt to send me on a wild goose chase.
The Bird Feeder Book
If you want to build a bird feeder shaped like a McDonalds drive thru or learn the height of such a table above the ground for a nesting Chickadee or Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (and happen to live in
Above: Robber fly type thing with stuff and, you know... things like wings...
Digibinning… still deleting the photos…