Molehill Landscape

Looks as if the mole’s town planners are as good ours at the moment … see a bit of green and build a house on it. AND, in this case, they also seem to be ignoring the basic good sense of avoiding flood plains as this field regularly floods every year.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Merry Christmas

I couldn’t come up with some snow but these Robins always look a bit festive.

If you drink have a nip of something to warm you through, if not, take some extra time to make yourself a satisfying beverage just how you like it. And look after yourselves – remember, without you there’s no us.

All the best.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Blue Tit

I’ve not posted for a fair time, life has a habit of getting in the way – so I thought I’d post a picture of a Blue Tit to kick things off again. Of course, WordPress have redesigned the editing software interface since I was last here – still, like life, technology is there to be overcome!

—Stephen G. Hipperson

Red-eyed Stream Frog

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This portrait was taken at night using torchlight/flashlight.  Whilst I believe it is a Red-eyed Stream Frog, I’m happy to be corrected on this.  There seem to be alternative Latin names –  Duellmanohyla uranochroa or Duellmanohyla rufioculis – maybe they are different animals?

—Stephen—

Froggy Went a-Walking

_MG_7761Our guide took us on an informal tour of the gardens at our hotel in Tortuguero.  One of the gardens was dedicated to the support of tree frogs.  We had a good look round but couldn’t find any.  The guide dashed off somewhere and came back with his hands cupped, holding this little chap (he told us that he recalled seeing one earlier, but I suspect he took it out of a breeding tank).  He placed the frog on large leaf so we could photograph it with a natural background.  Red-eyed Tree Frog – Agalychnis callidryas.

—Stephen—