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Butterfly & Dragonfly Walk

Postby beolens » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:27 pm

A hot walk around various parts of Milton Keynes looking for Dragnflies and Butterflies.

With the sticky, early heat, of a typical British summers day, you know the ones, over cast, and so humid it feels like wading through toffee, I was soon in amongst the wildlife. small grassy meadows lined the path, fenced off from shorter grasses of the footpath verges, I watched as Meadow Browns and Marbled Whites flutter between flowers, tantalisingly out of reach behind the wooden barriers. Common Green Grasshoppers chirrupped from within the long grasses, hidden until disturbed by foot steps, when they leapt high and fast away from me.


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Re: Views From an Urban Lake

Postby beolens » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:25 pm

Been a while since I posted about my patch.

Layers of moisture filled the air, as I headed back onto the patch after a summer hiatus, the light spots of rain nothing compared to the heavy, sticky, liquid filled air of early September humidity. air so oppressive even breathing was laboured a little.


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Where are all the birds

Postby beolens » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:57 pm

There was a distinct lack of birds on the patch today on my brief walk.

The low bellowing of one of the local bullocks, carried on the light winds up the Ouse Valley as I took an early morning stroll around the patch today. A sick feeling little girl had put a bit of a dampener on my plans for today (the aim was another dragonfly hunt at Tattenhoe), instead I left the little lady and Zoe at home and went for a quick stomp around the patch, and I do mean quick, as I had to be back for 10am.


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Willows in the Wind

Postby beolens » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:46 pm

Off patch, but took some nice Kestrel photos while searching for Emerald Damselflies.

With storm Eileen barrelling through the UK in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with winds in excess of 40 miles per hour; and continued powerful winds waving the largest trees like paper dolls through the early morning I wasn't expecting too much as I headed off in search for dragonflies in the early autumn sunshine.


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Re: Views From an Urban Lake

Postby beolens » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:32 pm

Hunting Hawfinches today (and Thursday) on the local patch

The UK seems to have been hit by a wave of Hawfinch, a usually scarce, large finch, thousands have streamed through the country, and for once Buckinghamshire hasn't missed out, we have nearing 200 (plus) records so far this winter, neighbouring counties are equally doing well, so it is the perfect time to find one on the patch, in fact one was spotted flying through just yesterday.


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After a Week Off

Postby beolens » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:10 pm

After a week off with a bad back I was back out for a walk yesterday around my local patch.

http://www.viewsfromanurbanlake.co.uk/2017/11/after-week-off.html
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Special Moments

Postby beolens » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:08 pm

Fleetingly brief moments of wonder, speckle our lives and adventures.

The Azure flash of blue as the male Kingfisher suddenly appeared on the low hanging branch, as it gently swayed in the breeze, over the muddy green waters of the river Ouse. It is moments like this that make walking the same areas on a regular basis so worth it.


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