This week, for the Lens-Artist’s Challenge, Anne asks us to look at our local wildlife. Well, I’ve been admiring raccoons, coyotes, skunks, kangaroos and other exotica from the posts other bloggers have already contributed, and … I can’t compete.
Still, our local wildlife has charms of its own. Take our own village. Like many round here it has a pond (well, three in our case). Here’s a little showcase of what you’ll find there any time you’re passing.
We have a river nearby too, and a nature reserve too. That means that we see herons often, sometimes egrets.
And Canada Geese. Always Canada Geese.
We can do other birds too. Here’s a small sample:
Here you are: a chaffinch, a raven, a jay and a house sparrow…. and everyone’s favourite ….
… a robin.
In the animal world, here are two creatures we see all too rarely: a toad and a hedgehog. And I haven’t even got any images of badgers or foxes.
I mustn’t forget the omni-present grey squirrel and pheasant.
I can’t leave this though without a couple of pictures of the deer which, though I usually see them in the parkland of Studley Royal, are common enough sights on country walks too.
PS. All these creatures are seen when I’m out walking. I therefore dedicate the robin to Becky and her Walking Squares.