Monthly Archives: February 2009

Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3)

Finally got to view & picture this comet. Comet Lulin is a non-periodic comet which is currently passing close to Earth. Perigee was on Feb 24th 2009 as seen from Earth. Clouds have been a significant problem here in Snowdonia & it wasn’t until tonight that I could actually...

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Sex in the Bush

I want to transport you to a seedy, or perhaps I should say nutty, region of reproduction. A place where the male structures are vast in comparison to the petite & flushed female variety. But first, do you recognise this flower?    Click on image for a larger view...

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European Honey Bee, a slideshow

Apis Mellifera, the European honey bee. For anyone who, like me, enjoys toast & honey at breakfast, there’s a lot to feel thankful towards these busy little insects. I’ve been meaning to post something about them since I found one who had died after being caught in an early...

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European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

These beautiful little birds, a garden favourite here in the UK, have been having a tough time in the recent spell of winter weather. The British variety is in fact a sub species called “Erithacus rubecula melophilus”. Several Robin’s have been visiting our feeders and I thought I’d share...

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Red Kite flight & feeding video

As promised here is the video short that accompanies my post about the Kites at Gigrin Farm, from last Wednesday. I’ve adjusted my video export settings for upload to YouTube, I think these are better – hope you agree. As usual this post is split to assist quicker loading...

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