Nature 2015

Winter
Early spring
Late spring
Late summer
Autumn into winter

Winter (January-February)

Long-tailed Tit Wren Shag Long-tailed Tit Great Spotted Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker Robin Redwings Long-tailed Tit Teal Robin Roe deer Squirrel mating season Squirrel mating season Wren Weasel Starlings Fieldfare

Early spring (March)

Rabbit Rabbit Male Blackbird Male Blackbird Female and male Goosander (Common Merganser) Male Goosander Female Goosander Treecreeper Singing Robin Singing Mistle Thrush Raven keeps an eye on singing Mistle Thrush Mistle Thrush stops singing Male Blackbird Grey squirrel Bank vole Bank vole Coal Tit Grey squirrels

Late spring (April-June)

Male and female Goosander (Common Merganser) Male Goosander Female Goosander Female Goosander Male Goosander Goosanders snoozing Raven nestlings about to fledge, while adult keeps an eye on them. I think there were four 'ravelings' this year Recently fledged Raven calls to parents for food Raven fledgling Raven fledgling, food soliciting. The 'ravelings' were very vocal for a couple of weeks Springtime and a grey squirrel Female Great Spotted Woodpecker Spring colours Bluebells Newly sprung beech leaves Newly sprung beech leaves Local red fox - there was a cub or two hanging around in the thicket behind her Red fox

Late summer (August-September)

Riband Wave moth, snoozing on my stairwell ceiling Riband Wave moth on a stairwell wall Garden Carpet moth on a window Garden Carpet moth on a window Feral pigeon spa on Byres Road Feral pigeon spa on Byres Road Mist and trees Beautiful pest - invasive Himalayan balsam growing by the White Cart river Beautiful pest - invasive Himalayan balsam growing by the White Cart river

Autumn into winter (September onwards)

Colour changes Colour changes Sunset from my living room Autumn sunray Female Great Spotted Woodpecker. I love the diamond pattern on her wings Happy spaniel Chasing sticks in the water - his human didn't feel like going further down the path! (I waded through in my wellies) Female Woodpecker I think this rather fascinating weird gloop is the willow jelly fungus Exidia recisa. (Please let me know if I'm wrong!) Willow jelly fungus - Exidia recisa (I think) Willow jelly fungus - Exidia recisa (I think) Long-tailed Tits Long-tailed Tits - terrible photo, but nine Long-tails in one shot! Long-tailed Tits Long-tailed Tit with nibble

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