Wednesday, 21 June 2017


Duxford Aviation Society's newest airliner acquisition arrived at 10 a.m. today.  The Trislander is a three-engined version of the Britten-Norman Islander twin, built on the Isle of Wight.  They had fixed undercarriages and operated on short hops between islands around Britain, including the Channel Islands, where this one was based.  

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Ace Cafe

In Peter's Midget to the Ace Cafe, London, with three other Spridgets.  Gary turned up with Neil's old Sprite, ready for a trip to Le Mans.  The Lancia is an Aurelia B20, apparently a very good car, but the Vauxhall 'Victor' FB is actually a VX 4/90 from 1968 or thereabouts.  

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Strumpshaw Fen

Not much variety in birdlife today, but this male Marsh Harrier appeared to have a broken or twisted right leg, which he held in place during flight with the other leg.  I missed the food transfer - it happens so quickly, but looks like a coot or moorhen being carried.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Fuji Lens

I tried out the Fuji X-T2 and 100 - 400mm lens at the Botanic Gardens today.  The juvenile magpies and female (or juvenile) blackbird were easy subjects.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


A trip to the Kingston Reserve with Ann.  She got orchids, I got this rabbit.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sharp-eyed Birds

The club had a group photography session at the English School of Falconry near Bedford.  These portraits are, from the top, Goshawk (m.); Kestrel (m.); Golden Eagle (1 yr old); Eagle Owl; Red Kite; Bald Eagle (1 yr old); Great Grey Owl.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Lakenheath Fen

The Bittern climbed up the reeds, then fell off!  The young Grebe seemed to be pestering the parent for food.  This species of dragonfly was very active all over the fen.