Three Peacock Poses

Photographs of Peacock (Inachis io) butterfly, taken May 2012, during a walk in a local field, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.

In The Night Pool #2

I have been in the garden on and off during the week in the dark hours to see what comes out under the cloak of night, and here they are again, two Common Toads (Bufo bufo).

One was on a garden step, and the other was swimming in the pool.

Visit Common Toad (Bufo bufo) to learn more about these wonderful amphibians.

On The Fence

This is the delightful little fellow who has been helping himself to sunflower hearts from my feeder for the past few weeks or so.

This was the first time I have managed to get a photo of him. It is a male Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), and he always appears to visit around five in the afternoon. It was just by luck that I had the right lens fitted to the camera at the right time to get these photos of him.

It looks like a young bird, sporting his fresh and bright plumage.

He knew I was watching him, as I had watched him before, and although a little nervous, I think he wanted the sunflower seeds so much he had pepped up his bravado.

And kept flitting to the feeder to gather one or two seeds before settling on the fence post again.

To learn more about these wonderful finches please visit my Chaffinch post.