Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird 4

I think I should re-name this post “Early Birderfly!”

A beautiful Tortoiseshell butterfly on some Forget Me Not flowers.

A beautiful Tortoiseshell butterfly on some Forget Me Not flowers.

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Thanks to The Daily Post for this challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird 3

The Challenge-Early Bird!

First thing this morning the bees were very busy…..

Mr. Bee here was collecting something from the bud of a horse chestnut that is just bursting into leaf!

Mr. Bee here is collecting something from the bud of a horse chestnut that is just bursting into leaf!

This little chap was so excited with these Forget Me Nots that he was zooming from one to another. I could barely keep up with him!

This little chap was so excited with these Forget Me Nots that he was zooming from one to another. I could barely keep up with him!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird 2

So, over at The Daily Post the challenge is ‘Early Bird’.

Well whilst on a narrowboat at Easter I got up early to walk Rocky the dog and saw this beautiful Buzzard most definitely looking out for his breakfast!

Bernie Buzzard was hungry He'd not eaten since yesterday's tea 'Twas early and he had decided To see what he could from a tree!

Bernie Buzzard was hungry
He’d not eaten since yesterday’s tea
‘Twas early and he had decided
To see what he could from a tree!

He barely moved a muscle Just his head turned a tiny bit But then he noticed me and my dog And from that very tree he did flit!

He barely moved a muscle
Just his head turned a tiny bit
But then he noticed me and my dog
And from that very tree he did flit!

Sadly he went into the field a way off and I thought that was my only sighting of him for the day.

However….

Oh imagine my joy

Imagine my smile

On coming back to the boat

For up over there

Bernie’d come back

A chuckle grew up in my throat!

Out with the camera

On with the stealth

Tiptoe to up over there

Don’t hold your breath

It’ll give you the shakes

Now capture his beauty so rare….

"My tummy's a rumblin' I'll look over there." Said Bernie with hope in his heart!

“My tummy’s a rumblin’
I’ll look over there.”
Said Bernie with hope in his heart!

"I'm early enough to catch more than a worm, cos I'm big and I'm bad and I'm smart!"

“I’m early enough to catch more than a worm, cos I’m big and I’m bad and I’m smart!”

He looked to the right

He looked to the left

I wondered what he could see!

And then with a jolt

When I checked once again…..

….he was looking directly at me!!!

….he was looking directly at me!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

So Early Bird is this week’s photo challenge. I permitted myself a smile when I thought of my holiday a week ago on a narrowboat. Oh…..the early mornings and oh…the birds! Perfect combination for this challenge…..

So without further blather….

There I was doing a bit of stretching in the early morning when I heard a tapping….and that's when I saw Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

There I was doing a bit of stretching in the early morning when I heard a tapping….and that’s when I saw Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

"Now," said Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker, "Where was that hole I was working on….?"

“Now,” said Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker, “Where was that hole I was working on….?”

"Was it up a bit higher?" he wondered!

“Was it up a bit higher?” he wondered!

"Or was it another tree completely?" he wondered idly in the early morning light!

“Or was it another tree completely?” he thought idly in the early morning light!

Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker finally found that hole!

Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker finally found that hole!

And here he is thoroughly checking it out!

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Just to let you know how excited I was to catch this beautiful bird, it’s only the second or third time I have seen one…just so pleased!

Also, on the previous day, this next photo was the best shot I had managed to get of another Great Spotted Woodpecker! Look….

You can just make him out!

You can just make him out!

That’s All!

See Ya xx