Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A Tiny Treasure

The most perfect things come in the tiniest packages.
This exquisite male Broad-billed Hummingbird has taken up residence outside our front door!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Nesting Time

I must admit I had a problem taking this picture because I was giggling so hard. When I first spotted this industrious little Verdin it's head was completely obscured by the large piece of nesting material it had collected. Irresistible :)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011

A Royal Visitor

It is not every day that I find an Empress in my yard!
This is Empress Leilia or to be more precise Asterocampa leilia

Distinguished by the two brown bars at the top of the forewing and the two black eyespots at the outer margin 'Her Majesty' is often found sunning on the ground and that is precisely where I first spotted her.

So nice of you to stop by Ma'am.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Say Hello to My Little Friend.

Extra chilly mornings allow me to take liberties with some of my neighbours, very gently of course. And when the photo op is over I place him in the sun to warm-up and I stand guard so that no predators grab him until he is warmed through and he scuttles away into cover.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

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