Author Archives: Mike Hessey

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.

Rather colourless

I have a lot of great tits visiting the feeders at present, but this one is unusually lacking in colour.

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Still a few left

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Dogs Tooth Violet

It should be in flower very soon. I always enjoy seeing it in the lawn.

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Snakeshead Fritillary

In the front garden of the neighbour opposite, so the third longest outing I’ve had from my house in over a year – I walked straight across the road for this.

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Magpie

I don’t usually encourage them (quite the opposite), but this one has become a frequent visitor, and provides a subject when I’m stuck for something to photograph!

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Robin

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Blue tit

Another difficult day. Last attempt with the Fujis – The X-T2 seems to work most of the time, but the others are rubbish.

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Coal tit

They are coming quite regularly at present, though I hadn’t seen them for weeks until then. I’m having a VERY stressful time at the moment trying to get the Fujis to work via a phone app. If they connect at … Continue reading

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Feeding in the snow

There were a few flakes of snow around this morning, which brought quite a lot of birds to the feeders, though nothing unusual. The extra shows one of the male woodpeckers, which come quite regularly. The female is here much … Continue reading

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Easter flowers

I don’t really like cutting flowers (!), but these were given to me by a very kind ex-next-door-neighbour, who also gave me an Ester egg. The extra is another Easter flow, growing in the garden. Photographically another immensely frustrating day … Continue reading

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