Friday, 30 July 2010

Farewell for a Few Weeks

I am not really supposed to be using the computer at the moment, so shh, don't tell anyone :) I had planned to post before my eye surgery but there was so much to do at home before I had it done that I just ran out of time. Anyway it is done now although it was a bit more complicated than the last time and I won't know for three weeks or so how successful it has been. For those reasons this will be my last post for some weeks and I'm afraid I won't be able to visit all your lovely blogs at the moment either. Consequently this post is really just photos taken on our last visit to Otmoor.

I hope my Ids are accurate but as always I welcome correction although I may not be able to amend them immediately.

Above and below
Ruddy Darter

Small Skipper

Above and below a particularly beautiful
Gatekeeper Butterfly

Grey Heron

Brown Hare

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Rhagonycha fulva
(commonly known as Hogweed Bonking Beetle)

Fat-legged Beetle (Oedemera nobilis)

Above and below
Common Darter

Green-veined White Butterfly

Little Egret

Above and below
Emerald Damselfly

Sorry it is not my normal type of post but I can tell I have been here too long already. Apologies too that I wasn't able to answer all the comments on my last post. I look forward to being back with you all and will miss you.


  1. Lovely set of photographs Songbird.
    Lets hope your eyes are on the mend real soon.

    I look forward to your cheering comments on my blog soon :-)

  2. Fantastic post Jan.
    Beautiful pictures...every one of them.

    I wish you all the best, and I'm sure the surgery will be 100% success.
    No need to rush back; we'll all still be here when you're ready.
    Take care.

  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery Jan. Thanks for sharing this lovely set of photographs before you head off for a well deserved rest and recovery!

  4. ShySongbird ,
    Will look forward to your return in full health , as I am sure it will be .
    Most important , don't rush it .
    And as a bonus , not a correction needed .

  5. Hi Jan....another beautiful post, some of the images are stunning.

    Hope your recovery is speedy and goes well. Take care, and look forward to hearing from you when you are able to use your computer again......

  6. Another great set of shots Songbird. I particularly like your stunning Emerald Damselfly.
    I wish you a speedy and successful recovery and look forward to hearing from you soon.
    All the best.

  7. Great pictures as always.
    The Green Veined White Butterfly looks like it is gorgeous and also the flower that it is on.
    You stay down like a good girl now so all heals well and we'll see ya back soon, not soon enough of course, but soon.

  8. Wonderful pics, Jan. Thanks for sharing... when you really shouldn't!! All the best for a speedy recovery x

  9. Wishing you a successful and speedy recovery. It was lovely of you to share this post and photos so we are aware that you are resting your eyes after surgery. It's good to know that you will be taking care of yourself, so no peeking at any of these comments ;)

  10. Hi Jan,

    I hope you have a speedy and successful recovery, not to worry if you're unable to reply or comment we'll all be here when you get back!

    Wonderful photos, I love the Skipper on the vetch, very nice indeed.

  11. Hi Jan. A super selection.
    Take care and all the time you need to recover fully. FAB.

  12. HI Jan, I know you are happy to have the surgery behind you now get on to healing!! A lovely assortment...that beetle looks like he is wearing emeralds on his back. Every photo a jewel!!
    Rest easy that none of us are going anywhere!! Will miss you till you return.

  13. Hi Jan
    Hope you have a successful and speedy recovery, lovely post with some super images and look forward to many more when you are fully back to normal.

  14. great photos jan of the little creatures, what beautiful colours, wishing you the best of health.


  15. Lovely photos again ShySongbird - I hope all goes well with the eye surgery & that you'll be honouring us with your chirpy comments again soon.
    Take care.

  16. Great photos of the various flying beasties Jan.
    Will be thinking of you and trust that all goes according to plan.

  17. I can't believe the close ups you get of these insects Jan!! They are amazing!! Now do as the doctor says and stay off the computer. I do hope your eye heals up fast and you can be out taking more of these great photos. Lots of hugs!!

  18. Glad to hear your second surgery is behind you, Jan; now just rest your eyes and take care of yourself. I'll miss your lovely photos and the unusual species you find--I don't think I've ever heard of a funnier insect name than the Hogweed Bonking Beetle:) I look forward to seeing more when you're able to return here, but for now, take care.


  19. A beautiful set of photos Shysongbird, i hope you have a speedy recovery, and hope that the surgery has worked well xxx take care and look forward to seeing your posts again soonxxxx

  20. Wonderful photos. Love them all but especially the damselflies because I seldom see them here on the farm.

    Take care, I'll be watching for your next post. Good luck hope the eye is 100% in a couple weeks.

  21. Sending good wishes your way for a very successful surgery and a quick and easy recovery. Looking forward to hearing how it all works out for you. Take care.

  22. Hi Jan, I wish you speedy recovery and a 100% success with your eye surgery. Looking forward to seeing you return to happy blogging land:-)

  23. Hi Jan
    Get well soon Im really enjoying your blog. take care

  24. I hope your eye surgery is successful. You have taken some marvelous photos here.

  25. Each bug a delight! So lovely....
    Each bird a prayer answered.
    I am sending well wishes and a speedy recovery.

  26. Just found your wonderful blog and am hoping your surgery was successful and you will be back soon.

  27. I hope you will forgive me for not replying individually but I would like to thank you all for your very kind comments and good wishes. Also a special welcome to a first time visitor, Country Mouse Studio. I hope to catch up with you all over the next few days.


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