Sunday, 30 August 2015

On The Menu


Looks like a volunteer!

Brittany


Staying at Quiberon. There is lots of habitat conservation and the place seems to abound with flowers (lots of Scabious), Hummingbird hawk moths, lizards, birds (including a Hoopoe and Yellow hammers) and yer rabbits!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A Name For It?


I have never been able to envision things in my 'mind's eye' and do not have visual dreams. In spite of this I have had a reasonably successful career in the behavioural sciences with much of my work based on video images of animals. I am also not too bad at 'putting names to faces', so long as the viewing gaps are not too long. Having scored a measly 9 out of 40 on a test (https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1CAACAG_enGB592GB592&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=BBC+mind's+eye), it looks like I have a condition now termed 'Aphantasia' (which is not an aversion to Disney but I willingly admit to that also). It does suggest that I remember things in a different way from most folk and could account for my enthusiasm for digital photography (it's like having an electronic mind's eye).

Monday, 24 August 2015

Birder's Bonus 157


Spotted a pale Barn owl (Tyto alba alba) flying in full daylight near the Loughor estuary at Bynea.

Seeing the Changes 1004


An out-break of sex-mad sawflies in Loughor.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Seeing the Changes 1003


In Bynea, the Bullrush (Typha latifolia) was in flower.

Seeing the Changes 1002


In spite of the rain, visited by a Canary-shouldered thorn (Ennomos alniaria) in Loughor.