Saturday, 25 September 2021

THE PYRANCANTHA or FIRETHORN Hedge

For several weeks I have shown just one species in different poses, but today I share many different species, most of which I photographed when I first started blogging again, after my broken wrists had mended. I walked to the nearest field, where there is an overgrown evergreen Pyrancantha or Firethorn hedge, which provides plenty of cover for small birds, sparrows finches and robins, and they love the red, orange, or yellow berries, however when I took these photos, it was earlier in the year, so there were no berries on the branches but plenty of insects, around, and on the shrub. 



































































































26 comments:

MadSnapper said...

you have a real gift with your camera of capturing the most awesome photos of birds and butterflies that to me are worthy of National Geographic. these are awesome. my dad had one of these bushes that grew on the front of our house, the birds would come and eat every berry until the bush was bare. on the way out of the yard they left red stains on everything in their path. plus trimming it was killer with those long thorns.

sami niilola said...

Butterflies and dragonflies are beautiful. Thanks for the great photos.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you photos are just amazing. Beautiful birds, butterflies and dragonflies. I love the colorful berries, such a pretty sight. A gorgeous nature post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Ranten said...

Wow! Love your pictures!

Villrose said...

What a nice seies!

Marit said...

Hello Sonjia,

As always, very beautiful photos.
The butterflies are very pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's amazing to see the butterflies and dragonflies up close and in such detail! Beautiful photos! Take care!

Richard Pegler said...

Those are fabulous photos of some of my favourite subjects, Sonjia - particularly the dragonflies and butterflies, and the dragonfly with yellow and black abdomen and blue eyes is one that I do not recognise, but suspect that it is one of the pincertail species - wonderful!

Stay safe - - - Richard

Irma said...

Your photos are great.
Beautiful birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
Firethorn is a great plant, this is great for the birds that eat its berries.
Greetings Irma

yonosoymillenium said...

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What a nice post! I love everything :)
I have loved your publication, I did not know your blog, do you want us to follow? it already cuts me into dice. Cheers

Anni said...

I would agree it's a pyracantha...we had them in Tucson. Gorgeous photos...and perfect bird portraits.

Thanks for linking in this week!

Shiju Sugunan said...

I enjoyed the beautiful closeups of butterflies and dragonflies. Well done!

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David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your skill as a photographer is on display again, Sonjia. What a great job you have done here. I am not familiar with some of these European species and I will have fun going through my books to see how many I can identify. Take good care. With my best wishes. David

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images butterflies, dragonflies and the birds, they are brought with the camera Sonjia.

Jeevan said...

The berries seem to be a delicious treat for birds, and this is absolutely a great series of birds and other species of flies from your excellent photography. I loved the details of the macro shots! Have a beautiful week ahead

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Magnificent photos of Mother's Nature's gifts ~ Xo

ps. favorites are little feathered friends ~ ^_^


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Jenn Jilks said...

They are breathtaking!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a joy this post is ...
Full of wonderful photographs, a delight to see.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Nancy Chan said...

The berries look good to eat. Great shots of beautiful critters. Have a wonderful week.

Len said...

Lovely clear shots. My concern around here (Southern England) is the lack of insects which reduces the number of birds I see. I'm glad your massages etc are proving effective.

Debbie said...

your images are amazing, quite crystal clear and colorful!! it is so nice to see all of the details we usually miss on both the dragonflies and butterflies!! you have quite a nice variety!!

Debbie said...

and thank you for your help in identifying my ugly duckling!!

Mike Attwood said...

Hello Sonjia, You have returned to the fold with fire, wonderful selection of pictures. Well done and take care.
Mike.

Teresa said...

Es un gran y bello reportaje, me ha encantado. Besos.

LEN said...

You see so many more varieties of bird life and insects in your garden than I do. I met a photographer the other day and told her about you but I do not know how to get her to see your blog. I am seeing her again today as we are going for a walk together. She seems to like my company as much as i like hers. I hope you have decided to continue your massage treatments despite the expense.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hello!!! Very beautiful pictures... Happy week

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