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.

Bright eyes

I got the naturewatch camera out for this photo, which is one of the reasons for the low quality. The way it operates is also quite limited for the squirrels – as the squirrel first arrives on the feeder it … Continue reading

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Lack of ideas

I couldn’t think of anything to photograph today, so I fell back on using a different camera.

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That time of year

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Enjoying the gazanias

I was experimenting today – to see if I could use the 100-400mm lens, micro four thirds, so FF equivalent of 200-800) at the maximum setting for insect close ups. I should really have put extension tubes on though!

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A different approach

This squirrel does things differently – it approaches the feeder from the side  and then lifts the side, rather than standing on the platform at the front and lifting the lid from there.

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Squirrel feeding

The squirrels are rapidly emptying the feeder – more food is on order though!

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Another squirrel

I don’t think this is one of the regulars from the last few days, as it seemed rather uncertain about how to get to the food. The extra shows that it couldn’t initially work out how to open the lid, … Continue reading

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Investigating

The gardener came again on Wednesday – first time for 5 weeks due to heavy rain and holidays. Apart from all the work that needed doing on the garden itself, I asked him to clear and refill the squirrel feeder. … Continue reading

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Yellow poppy and visitor

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Tomatoes

There are still lots of tomatoes developing on my plants, but with the onset of autumn a lot of them will probably not ripen. However, I have already picked more than I know what to do with them.

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