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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: A Happy Bumble Bee Reply with quote

At last, I managed to attach the photo I took yesterday. Apologies for the failures, and I hope this was worth waiting for!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shot, he sure does look happy.

I saw my first official bumble bee yesterday, but I also saw one on Christmas morning too!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your lovely bumblebee covered in pollen. And what beautiful crocus you have too. Is this not really early to see a bumble bee at this sort of thing?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He looks well sozzled on pollen Sive. Nice pic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres hoping for a good summer and more of these little guys. Nice image sive. Pic of the month perhaps?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautiful picture Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all your comments. These sort of photos are pure luck.....I probably took about 8 or 9 shots and was delighted to get one good one.
The same bumble bee ( I presume! ) returned in the afternoon when the crocuses had all but closed up their petals again, but he persisted. and squeezed into one of the blooms....it would have made a wonderful video!
Birdie, I have no idea when bumble bees should be out and about, but I have, over the years, as Barremic says, seen the occasional one close to Christmas.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic piccy, well worth the wait Laughing

'Bumbum'Bees, as my daughters called them when they were little, come out on mild days, but go back to sleep if it chills off....Now there's a life style I could warm to Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i guess they will be all heading back home to warm up as the weather is set to get quite nasty over the next couple of days.

Just as we get lured back in to the garden with a bit of mild weather and some lovely bulbs sticking their heads up with a bit of colour, they start talking frost, sleet, ice and snow again, grrr.

Its only tuesday and i was looking forward to getting out there again this weekend!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lovely pic,makes me forget its a grey day outside,
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowing here now in Galway. Hard to imagine the bumblebee pic was so recent as I look out at the white flakes falling.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lashing here in Dublin, really grey and dark...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hope is ahead. Weather warming Friday and Saturday, light showers. Sunday, Monday cool, bright and dry.
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