Monday, 24 August 2015

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Do you see the little black spots?


I love these swallows with their white tummies....
but it's so difficult to take a photo when they're really close...
Swallows are excellent flyers and sooo incredible fast!


Even this big much slower crow was difficult to 'shoot' because of the harsh wind.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Identity



I can use some help identifying this caterpillar...


It's sitting on Salix exigua (narrow leaf willow). Underneath are my tomato plants.
It's no tobacco hornworm because the colour of the tail isn't red
It's no tomato hornworm because it's tail isn't black
Lime hawk moth? Don't think so.



My final guess: it's Smerinthus ocellatus (eyed hawk-moth, Pauwoogpijlstaart)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Redhead




This redhead is searching for some hazelnuts...



He keeps coming back and at this speed all the nuts will be gone soon