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Bishop

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When our dog died six months ago Julie adopted the local urban foxes and started putting out a small amount of food once a week, same time, always wearing the same coat, making the same noises. It's starting to pay off.
These are my photos from the upstairs window, she is looking through her pics as I type this and will hopefully put one or two of those up later tonight.
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Lou

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I love all the photos, nice to have some unusual animals like arachnids, insects and reptiles close up. Love the lizard and spiders.

My dog also recently died @Bishop and I have been putting some of her food out for foxes/badgers/hedgehogs etc. I love it that Julie sits out there and has them come so near. I am not quite at that stage yet, all I have seen are the local cats enjoying the extra grub.
 

Keith_Beef

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Three pictures from the garden, yesterday, tentatively identified...

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Common wood pigeon Columba palumbus

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Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto

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Great tit, Parus major
Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
 
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brancho

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I have been looking for the jumping spiders that live on my house walls as the sun has made an apearrance. I was surprised yesterday to find new one and even morse surprised today. These were photgraphed within a few square metres

I think I have seen one of these higher up the house from a window before not close and no chance to photograph. I sadly only had a 1:1 set up fitted so couldnt get very good results.

Jumping spider by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This I have never seen before and it did not stop for me to get a good shot

Little jumper by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This appears to be a Salticus cinulatus that I have shot before

Salticus cinulatus by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This sis the largest/most mature of the ones spotted today

Salticus Scenicus by Alf Branch, on Flickr
 
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brancho

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Some stuff from recent macro safaris

A large red eating a crane fly I geuss

Large red Damsel eating by Alf Branch, on Flickr

One of the blue ones eating a micro moth

Damsel eating by Alf Branch, on Flickr

This maybe does not show that well but this is a great diving beetle larvae attacking another smaller great diving beetl larvae. I spotted the comotion and though it was newt first.

Great diving beatle larva attack by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A mirco moth possibly Micropterix calthella

Micro moth by Alf Branch, on Flickr
 
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brancho

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This is a ladybird that has been parasitised by a braconid wasp the larvae of which has emerged from the ladybirds body woven the cocoon below the ladybird. The ladybird is still alaive and twitches when danger aproaches this is to protect the wasp and 25% of the ladybirds survive.

Whats happening by Alf Branch, on Flickr
 

Broch

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This is today's ferocious beast :)

I love these creatures; they're like tiny mechanical flying robots :). However, I have an allergic reaction to wasps stings so I'm a bit cautious. Luckily, they're not as aggressive as wasps.

This one's between 25 and 30mm long.

Edit - sorry, should have said, European Hornet - Vespa crabro

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