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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
24 Jan 2012, 09:55 PM | Post: #51

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RE: Hedgehogs and Other Wildlife in your Garden

This is the most exotic insect I have photographed Big Grin


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24 Jan 2012, 09:57 PM | Post: #52

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Is that a hummingbird moth?
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24 Jan 2012, 10:06 PM | Post: #53

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(24 Jan 2012 09:57 PM)I ♥ my Kindle Wrote:  Is that a hummingbird moth?

Nope.
I'd never seen one before, I saw it in my garden in my old house, then I saw one last summer in my conservatory.


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24 Jan 2012, 10:24 PM | Post: #54

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This post was last modified: 24 Jan 2012 10:29 PM by I ♥ my Kindle.
Do you know what it is then?

http://www.google.co.uk...

I guess it's one of these then.
Had to have a look, not seen one before either Smile
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24 Jan 2012, 10:56 PM | Post: #55

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Yes, that's the one Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

When I first saw it and looked it up, my search was something like "insect that looks like a bee or a fly". I was not surprised to see it was a bee-fly.

They are supposed to be quite zippy, but this one was so lethargic, I picked it up on a stick and was holding it in one hand and taking the pics with the other.
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25 Jan 2012, 06:26 AM | Post: #56

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This post was last modified: 25 Jan 2012 05:41 PM by Fozzybear.
(24 Jan 2012 09:48 PM)joo Wrote:  Wow, the first one is a scary hollywood monster movie insect and that mousey is just delicious.

Devil's Coach-horses can really look rather evil, I guess that's why they got the name! They can give a really nasty nip too so like woodlouse spiders are ones to avoid in the garden. The wood mouse was a wonderful little thing, it would let me approach very carefully and get within just a foot or so and would even come out and run about feeding with me next to its hole if I was really calm and made sure I only moved very very slowly. I took that pic from about 12 inches away! Big Grin

Nice bee fly pics! Thumbs Up EDIT: yes, that's what they are - last year seemed a really good year for them as I'd not seen one before that and we had LOADS in the local area!
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25 Jan 2012, 07:42 AM | Post: #57

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Some Fantastic pics on here!!

Very interesting reading through.
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25 Jan 2012, 05:39 PM | Post: #58

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(24 Jan 2012 09:28 PM)I ♥ my Kindle Wrote:  Wren (youtube vid)
http://www.youtube.com...

Just looked at this - he really went to town on it didn't he! Big Grin

I've a few videos from my garden too (this is becoming a photo/video thread!) - this is one I took of the first of the Collared Doves in my garden to become tame and prepared to feed from my hand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqGh3hsAYv4

Really cool to have them so trusting and especially when they actually rest on your hand rather than just fly off - have had one fall asleep there before now! Thumbs Up
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RE: Hedgehogs and Other Wildlife in your Garden

That dove was rather cool Smile
we had a blackbird last year that kept asking for worms while we were digging the garden over, not quite hand tame though.

I notice a webcam on that site, shall have to check in the day to see when it's up and running Smile

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