11 beautiful images of wildlife taken by our readers to brighten your day

Readers have been out and about capturing these fabulous shots of wildlife

Friday, 3rd May 2019, 12:37 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd May 2019, 12:41 pm
Allan Hickman captured this incredible shot of a little egret catching its lunch.

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William Ingleton snapped this great close-up of a brown butterfly.
This curious goose inspects a hole. A fabulous snap taken by Julie Norgate.

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This stunning close-up of a squirrel trying to stretch as far as it can to get the best fruit was captured by Steven Lawrence.
This incredible shot of a male crossbill having a drink of water was captured by Allan Hickman.
A beautiful shot of a yellow hammer snapped by Melanie Tomlinson.
David Long snapped this endearing shot of a duck trying to capture a bit of shut-eye.
This action shot of a heron catching lunch was snapped by Graham Pool.
John Bradburn captured this magnificent close-up of a green hairstreak butterfly.
A ladybird waits patiently for lunch to appear out of the cracks. This superb shot was snapped by Michael Owen.
A brave meerkat sits tall to protect the gang. An endearing snap taken by Diana Wood.
Allan Hickman captured this incredible shot of a little egret catching its lunch.