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These photos were all taken in and around Staplefield over the last few weeks.
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25 May

This adult frog was around last year. It is so well camouflaged that I only see it if it moves.
It lives in a particularly dry part of the garden, which is getting a water after the long dry spell.

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24 May

A couple of squirrels have taken a particular liking to unripe mulberries

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I feel an affinity with this song thrush which was singing very loudly but
seemed a little short on talent.

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24 May

Goldfinches enjoying the seeds

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22 May

Although both blue tit parents seem to be out collecting food for the brood...

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...one of the parents leaves again, but still has food in her (or possibly his) mouth.

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22 May

These look like a pair of young canada geese that have joined a flock of indigenous greylag geese.
A canada goose eats about the same amount of grass a day as a sheep.

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19 May

A great tit returns to feed its young.
You can just make out the yellow outline of a wide open mouth ready greedy for food.

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18 May

It's not just miner bees and digger bees that nest in the ground. Bumble bees often nest there as well.
This one is just descending into its black hole. Avoid mulching over these holes if possible.

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16 May

This song thrush is putting on a display. Attracting a female or warding off another male?
How to tell the difference between song and mistle thrushes

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Lupin aphids

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11 May

May blossom in the hedgerow. Notice the browsing line caused by the deer

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Holly flowers

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