Mish Mash Medley

It has been a real bonus to get out and enjoy nature in the current spell of fine weather in the garden, on the street and at Attenborough Nature Reserve. The softer, autumn sunlight illuminates without washing out the detail making for better photography. Long may it last!

Our Michaelmas daisies have excelled themselves this autumn. Bumble bee, honey bee and small white butterfly enjoying this late source of sustenance.

A couple of robins, a plump looking chaffinch and a great tit in a hurry. The first and last images were on or about a permanent bird table at ANR at the Beeston end, very near to where I spent the first 16 years of my life. As the temperatures fall I hope to get a variety of bird portraits at this location – especially nuthatches.

Female common hawker dragonfly sunning itself on the concrete flood barrier at ANR and a rather bizarre looking moth I saw a few weeks ago on the bathroom tiles. It was quite tiny and its legs remind me of barbed wire. It is straddling the grout between the tiles which gives an idea of the scale. I liberated it outside. I learn from Twitter that it is a plume moth, a new one for me.

A couple of female teal resting on a rock and a little egret walking on water.

Which would you choose for your desktop background, a rear view or a still view?

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