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10 Things you can do to Help Save Bees


1 Stop using insecticides

2 Plant Bee-friendly plants

3 Create natural habitat gardens

4 Find out more about bees

5 Support your local beekeepers

6 Make you own 'Wild bee' house

7 Become a beekeeper

8 Lobby with local organizations

9 Sign petitions banning pesticides

10 Encourage your local authority to do more to help bees


one more from the au au au series...!!

Shot wide open and with 1.4t/c

Egyptian Goose - Juvenile

Alopochen aegyptiacus


Member of Nature’s Spirit

Good Stewards of Nature


Patricia Ware Bird Photography


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Full Frame

Little Owl eating a large beetle.


For the first hour and a half he sat motionless a few hundred yards away on a wooden frame at the edge of the farm. I was becoming resigned to it being 'one of those days' when he must have felt sorry for me and flew in to start hunting from this concrete block.


He caught a vole which I presume was taken to the nesting female and owlets, whilst feeding on these large black beetles himself in between naps.


Taken in Western Hungary in the 'golden hour' before sunset.


I uploaded a similar shot a few months ago, but I hope you'll forgive me a second as this is so far the only time I've managed to photograph one of these exquisite creatures during daylight hours.


Anyway, I was sifting through some old RAW files and noticed this one with the Pine Marten licking its lips after feasting on a snack left our by our holiday cottage neighbours. It is easy to imagine how they came by the alternative name "Sweet Marten" when you see their obvious liking for jam!

Sour cherry preserve

Fruits and vegetables - The Flickr Lounge


Bit of after-glow on a winter foxy cameo.

(New Epson Thursday, March 30, 2017)

Serpentarium Blankenberge


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Something a little playful.

Taken May 20, 2017.

Using LumiPro.

cygnet taken at pond in stockton heath

A CSX "Big 6" AC60 leads southbound iron ore train K172 through Tontogany, Ohio, on the former B&O Toledo Division. Daylight southbound trains have become a little rare as of late north of Deshler, and with the impending replacement of the B&O cantilever signal it's "get 'em while you can."

Closer view


The drone fly/hoverfly is sipping some syrup on the top of the grape hyacinth

Pose ~ .LeLe. Suckit Pose (bento)

Indiana Northeastern's pair of GP30s roar under the abandoned wooden overpass just east of Hamilton, IN, with a healthy cut of cars fresh off the NS interchange at Montpelier.

(Camera settings)

Camera: FinePix HS20EXR (FUJIFILM)

Focal Length: 22 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Aperture: f/4.5

Shutter Speed: 1/90 sec


Who knows what kind of plant it is ?

Goldfinch in garden, demolished the daisy seed head.

More from last weeks visit to the University Botanic Garden.

This time, it's Bee's :-)

Fotosöndag tema randigt. Engelskt godis från någon kuststad.

Swedish group Photo Sunday theme stripes. A piece of rock from a visit to the coast in England.


The penguin walk is the biggest draw of the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido prefecture, Northern Japan in winter. These guys may look cute, but their beaks are serious tools of trade. I asked one staff, who explained that it hurts quite a bit.


This Red-whiskered Bulbul found itself a nice berry to eat in the Desert Garden at the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens.

...enjoying the wonderful fruits of autumn!

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