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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Apple Picking

Two nights this week we had a hard frost. When letting the hens out I noticed the stream had a thin layer of ice over it, just shows how cold it went during the night.
There were some apples left on the trees, so I picked them and filled the bottom of a wheel barrow.

I had my camera with me, because a few apples in the shade had not yet melted their coat of sparkling ice. I thought they looked rather yummy like this, as if they were coated with icing sugar or something.

Monday, 25 October 2010

A Visitor

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is a regular visitor in the garden. In the Spring and Summer the parents often bring their young to the feeder. I haven't managed to get a good picture of the youngsters yet.
But while passing the lounge window I saw this male feeding on the nuts...
Males can be distinguished from females by the crimson spot on the back of the head.  This bright colour is absent on females.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010


After the pictures of the Tapir, I thought the setting looked rather prehistoric...