Darren W. Rees

Category: Nature Diary

Birds of Prey

Noticed today… a kite against a pristine blue sky stealing my attention.   A buzzard swooping out of the hedgerow across the front of the car, so quick and majestic.

Wealth in Bloom in Garden

Wealth of flowers blooming at present.  First chives opened this week.  Tulips, magnolia, lupin, bistort, clematis, euphorbia, ceanothus, geum, allium, and primrose.  Photo of Victoria Plum blossom set.  

Noticing the Birds and Flowers

Noticing the birds and flowers on a walk today.  I noticed blue, long tailed and great tits, as well as a wren, robin, blackbird. The primrose and cuckoo flowers are in abundance now, besides…

Tulips for Colour in the Garden

The recent sunshine has brought the colourful tulips into bloom in the garden.

First Asparagus Shoots

Grown from seed… a few shoots of asparagus pushing through in the garden.  My dad would be proud to  see these.

Coal Tit, Marsh Tit and Willow Tit

I spotted a Coal Tit on the garden bird feeder yesterday. Then today walking along Neath Canal, I spotted what I think was a Marsh tit.  I’m not absolutely sure as this bird…

Mr Happy Wasp

Mr Wasp on the car window I swear I’ve not photoshopped a smile in his face. He was just happy.

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

I am guessing this is some sort of Tortoiseshell Butterfly, but welcome any second opinions! Spotted loving the Verbena Bonariensis (Purple Vervain) in the garden this sunny afternoon today.

A man and his pet snail walk into a bar

A man and his pet snail walk into a bar. It’s about 5pm, but they’re ready for a good night of drinking. They start off slowly, watching TV, drinking beer, eating peanuts. As…

Cinnabar Moth, an ex-Moth

Noticing lots of these moths this year.  I found this one today… he had expired… He was an ex-moth.

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