Magpie, Crow and Jay

A few shots from back in the summer. Some bread had been thrown on the floor and I noticed some magpies hanging around. So I settled down in the shade nearby and waited. Corvids are usually wary and there is no exception at Wat Tyler Park so I had to stick on the teleconvertor and/or…

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Smooth newt tadpole Lissotriton vulgaris

A few shots from last October, of a a nearly full grown smooth newt tadpole. I placed some leaves in the aquarium and let it move around, and got some pleasing shots. Related posts: Backswimmer nymph and smooth newt tadpole anopheline mosquito larvae and smooth newt tadpole Broad bodied chaser nymph, smooth newt tadpole and…

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Adder Vipera berus photos

I managed some nice photos of a young adder this morning. It posed well, didn’t move, but as always with these snakes something wasn’t great, the light. It was a sunny morning but this snake was in the shade and I ahd to resort to flash. My flashgun batteries were dead so I had to…

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