Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Godmanchester Nature Reserve

Our first visit to the reserve in Cow Lane; we were looking for courting grebes.  We also saw a Sparrowhawk, aerobatic Buzzards, Heron and Little Egret.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Pit Gulls

Nothing unusual at the Pits today.  Staff were still working on the walkway to the Kingfisher Hide, so I had to use the Hayden instead, and the birds don't come so close to that one.  All the gulls seemed to be Black-Headed.  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Cambridge In The Rain

Ann was in her element today, with umbrellas everywhere.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Lackford Lakes

Lots of gulls, posturing geese and a dozen herons at the Lakes today.  Widgeon and Gadwall were also present, and at least one Little Egret, but the Kingfisher did not show up at the DD Hide.  

Tuesday, 28 February 2017


A grunged-up image from Kensal Green Cemetery last year.

Sunday, 26 February 2017


Early sunshine tempted me out to birdwatch, but it soon clouded over and there was little to do except  photograph geese in formation.  The sparrowhawk was the only tick of interest, and it didn't hang around.

Saturday, 18 February 2017


Stokesay Castle, really a fortified manor house, has a feat of carpentry for its main hall roof and a yellow half-timbered house (seen from the tower).  Powis Castle, near Welshpool, has terraced gardens and a décolleté woman with a couple of trumpets about to be thrown from a horse.  Thanks to Peter and Jane for ferrying us around Shropshire.