Monday, 21 August 2017

That Bathroom Window + A Holey Egg

The outer glass of the bathroom window has a sort of 'hammered' finish and looks like this when viewed from a distance. The trees, grass and greenhouse can just be made out along with a white plastic chair near the bottom right:

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When looked through from a few inches away the curvature on each indentation gives some interesting patterns:

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I often see broken egg shells on the ground but this one was perched on top of the garden fence. I think, from the markings and its size (21mm), this is a House Sparrow egg. I wonder what raided the nest and rested it on the fence while it carried out the dirty deed.

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Thanks again to Ragged Robin for identifying the Vapourer Moth in my last post.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Bathroom View

Not often I get to see the underneath of a moth.
This one was on the outside of the bathroom window.
The surrounding patterns are formed by the window glass.

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I went outside to try to photo a top view but, alas, it flew away.
All I got was a brief glimpse of chestnut brown wings each with a white spot.

Many thanks to Ragged Robin for identifying this as a Vapourer Moth.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Hanging Around

Spotted in the garden:

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Not sure whether it was a Common or Southern Hawker dragonfly.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday Flutter

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Penny
In the wars, again. Hurtling after something at the bottom end of the garden she managed to scratch the cornea of her right eye. Another emergency trip to the vet. More medication. Two lots of eye drops twice a day. One to kill any bacteria and the other to help heal the cornea. Plus anti-inflamitory medication to add to her food. Follow up check-up next week to see how things are progressing.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

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