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Mary Fletcher |  Barn Owl

Barn Owl

The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. The face is characteristically heart-shaped and its flight is totally silent making this bird a wonderful hunter.
Mary Fletcher | Barn Owl

Barn Owl

With heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a distinctive and much-loved countryside bird. Widely distributed across the UK, and indeed the world.
Mary Fletcher | Elephant close

Elephant close

This image of one of the Worlds largest and best loved animals was taken in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa.
Mary Fletcher | Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

The peregrine is a large and powerful falcon. It has long, broad, pointed wings and a relatively short tail. It is swift and agile in flight, chasing prey. The strongholds of the breeding birds in the UK are the uplands of the north and west and rocky seacoasts. Peregrines have suffered illegal killing from gamekeepers and landowners, and been a target for egg collectors, but better legal protection and control of pesticides (which indirectly poisoned birds) have helped the population to recover.
Mary Fletcher | Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

The long-eared owl is medium-sized owl, smaller in size than a woodpigeon. It often looks long and thin, with head feathers (known as ear tufts even though they are not ears) which it raises when alarmed. It is buff-brown with darker brown streaks, and deep orange eyes. It breeds thinly across the UK with fewer birds in the south-west and Wales. Northern birds migrate southwards, including birds from Europe coming to spend the winter in the UK.
Mary Fletcher | Sparrow Hawk

Sparrow Hawk

The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 centimeters (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar in plumage to adults.
Mary Fletcher | Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

Long Eared Owl (Asio otus)

The long-eared owl is medium-sized owl, smaller in size than a woodpigeon. It often looks long and thin, with head feathers (known as ear tufts even though they are not ears) which it raises when alarmed. It is buff-brown with darker brown streaks, and deep orange eyes. It breeds thinly across the UK with fewer birds in the south-west and Wales. Northern birds migrate southwards, including birds from Europe coming to spend the winter in the UK.
Mary Fletcher | Two Tulips

Two Tulips

Two unusually coloured tulips, focus on the front one and a painterly effect added
Mary Fletcher | Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.
Mary Fletcher | Clematis

Clematis

Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.
Mary Fletcher | Red Bleeding Heart Vine

Red Bleeding Heart Vine

Each flower on a Bleeding Heart Vine is made up of a corolla or inner group of bright red petals that emerge from a white calyx or outer part of the flower.
Mary Fletcher |  Melee of Summer Flowers

Melee of Summer Flowers

A colourful confusion of summer flowers to brighten our lives.
Mary Fletcher | Yellow Marigold

Yellow Marigold

Marigolds are a favorite, no-fuss annual that can bring the colour of sunshine to your garden, as well as butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and other beneficial insects.
Mary Fletcher | Fan Flower

Fan Flower

Known botanically as Scaevola aemula, fan flower is in the Goodeniaceae family. These are mostly herb and shrub plants native to Australia and New Guinea. The plant’s Latin name means ‘left-handed,’ referring to the one sided nature of the blooms.
Mary Fletcher | Falcon

Falcon

Falcons are medium sized birds of prey found all across the world although falcons tend to prefer the more temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Falcons are best known for their ruthlessnes...
Mary Fletcher | Sunny Sunflower (Helianthus)

Sunny Sunflower (Helianthus)

Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Heliotropic, they direct their growth in response to sunlight! Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant, resistant to pests, and beautiful. You can even harvest them for seed.
Mary Fletcher | Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic

Wild garlic or ramsoms are a pleasing sight in British woodlands, producing a haze of white flowers from April to June. The leaves are edible and add a garlic flavour to salads.
Mary Fletcher | Uh Oh!

Uh Oh!

A fun digital art image of a frog to make you smile!
Mary Fletcher | Smile and the World Smiles with you!

Smile and the World Smiles with you!

A digital painting of a fun smiling frog - this would brighten anyones day!
Mary Fletcher | Bathtime!

Bathtime!

Froggy bathtime a digital painting and a fun image!
Mary Fletcher | Magnolia Bud

Magnolia Bud

Magnolias are trees or shrubs with astonishing goblet- or star-shaped flowers that are admired icons of spring and summer. They are very successful in the temperate climate of Cornwall.
Mary Fletcher | Purple Tulip

Purple Tulip

A simple purple tulip with dew drops enhancing the petals