There have been several broods of House Sparrows here. This seems to be the latest with just one youngster.
Junior sat on top of the the Green Man's head. Maybe the spiky hair reminded it of the nest. Mum spent some time hunting around for any insects. House Sparrows are very agile. They can hover for short periods and easily cling to rough vertical surfaces:
Most of the time mum watched while dad fetched bits from a nearby peanut feeder:
Just about to put some weeds in the green waste wheelie bin when I spotted this tiny snail on the lid. Fully extended is was no more than 12 mm long. The body was almost transparent as it stretched out moving from rain drop to rain drop.
I was surprised how fast it could move. Wait for Friday to see that.
Small crops from photos taken with the Nikon S9050.
Always nice to see this group of ladies exercising their horses through the village:
Been making the most of the brighter light today. A couple of hefty showers yesterday dumped an inch of rain on us. Could have been worse as Louth, the nearby market town in a valley, had a couple of inches in an hour with the inevitable results. I've experienced being in the shopping area at the bottom of the valley when the heavens open and rain rushed down every steep road, lane and path down to the bottom. Instant paddling pool.
Tomorrow could be wet and windy when the remains of Hurricane / Atlantic Storm Bertha reach us.
I decided to start an additional blog devoted to the Raspberry Pi so I don't clutter up the more nature like happenings on here as I record any disasters or occasional successes with my experiments. Of course I have called it MIDMARSH Pi!
A mainly pictorial record of the wildlife and events in my part of Lincolnshire. My garden has two bird nest boxes and a Hedgehog house fitted with video cameras. There are several bird feeders and a large pond attracting a variety of wildlife to the garden.
Most of the pictures in the main part of my Jottings can be clicked on for larger views.
Many of my video clips are stored on my YouTube account.
Thank you for visiting and remember you are always welcome to leave any comments. John.
. For many years I always had my trusty Ricoh XRX SLR with me wherever I went. One day the mirror jammed and repair costs were beyond my reach at that time so that was the end of that.
Now I am retired and have invested in Canon equipment I am able to enjoy a photographic hobby again. These days I concentrate mainly on wildlife and occasional events near to home.
My interest and use of computers extends back to the days of the ZX81 and BBC computer. For many years I used an Atari ST. I wonder if anyone remembers my Atari programs - JCLabel, JCView, etc..