Sunday, 14 October 2018

Rainy Day

It's raining Datsun cogs today, so we are indoors.  Sadie is playing with her Sylvanian families and Meredith is reading her book on castles, which is her topic at school.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Danger To Fish

Ann went to Paxton Pits to do a fungi survey, and I went off to photograph birds.  The water level is now low and many small islands were exposed and full of water birds of all kinds; lots of Little Egrets, Herons and Cormorants, not to mention squabbling geese.  One young gull kept catching perch and dropping them, but managed to eat enough to keep going.  

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Red Aeroplanes

The Comet made several flights during the day and is always a delight to see in the air.  There were three Comper Swifts present, but only two, G-ACTF and G-ECTF, made it into the display.  The floatplane is an Aviat Husky.  G-HEKL is a replica Mew Gull, seen with the original G-AEXF.  G-AAYX is the Southern Martlet, and the triple-finned Miles is a Messenger.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Yellow Aeroplanes

Yellow seems to be a popular colour for sports planes.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Race Day At Old Warden

The airfield is not licensed for air racing, said the commentator, before they proceeded to do just that with assorted aircraft and a Pitts-only field of six of them.  It was a perfect September day and the subject was racing aircraft, including three floatplanes (Schneider Trophy) and the Spitfire because it was developed from the floatplanes, but the P51 was a little harder to explain, like the Nieuport. 

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Green Bug

Meredith's schoolwork on a hot topic.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bug In A Box

Take one child who thinks she's a dog, add a cardboard box and packing paper, and let the fun begin.