Sunday, 23 April 2017

Meredith's Birthday Party






The theme was Pirates and Princesses, and while Meredith went as a princess, Sadie (in top pic) chose to be a pirate.  Meredith managed to blow out four of her five candles, while her friend Ci-ci holds her breath.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Horseheath Eventing








We went to the eventing at Horseheath, taking Meredith at the last moment.  She found lots of dogs and horses to talk to and met another dog called Amber and a little girl also called Amber.  Then we collected a van from Alley Cat and I drove it to Paul's house with Meredith in the cab - she loved it!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Waresley Wood







The bluebells were just out, the primroses were blooming, and the blooming badgers were making toilets everywhere.  Very neat, but musky-smelling.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Charlie's Hide







A sunny and almost windless morning at Burwell Fen, where haze was the only drawback to photography.  The fox was an unexpected gem.  


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Re-Tern-ees






The terns were back at Paxton Pits today, and the nightingales were in full song, but neither were amenable to being photographed.  I used a 2x converter on the 400mm but could not keep the terns in the frame; the gulls were easy-peasy in comparison.


Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Fillies 2





Sadie posed for this snap but Meredith was caught unawares.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter Fillies 1







Geoff showed us round the Stanley House Stud to see the new foals.  We met Tommy the Teaser (the white stallion) whose job it is to let the stable staff know when the mares are in season, but whose fate it is never to mate with them.  The bottom pic is also of a stallion recovering from being kicked in the head.