Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Lackford Lakes






A CCC visit today.  Didn't see the kingfisher but had coffee and cake.  The migrant hawker dragonfly hovered helpfully right in front of the hide; top one at 1/1000th and lower at 1/500th.  The top bird is a green sandpiper.


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Dragonfly Pools








A club visit to the pools at Barton to photograph dragonflies.  Curious cows and a noisy buzzard (one of four) made good alternative subjects.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Wells Beach









A few pix from the beach on the way home (before the heavy rain!)


Thursday, 9 August 2018

Before The Rain












Today was forecast to be wet and did not disappoint.  We based ourselves in the Lifeboat Cafe and photographed things on the shore.  The bust in the RNLI museum is of Henry Blogg, G.C., B.E.M., coxswain of the Cromer lifeboat for 38 years.  He neither smoked nor drank, and didn't swear - a very odd sailor indeed.  He was a crab fisherman and rented out deckchairs in the summer. 

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Moody Cromer








We arrived in Cromer late afternoon and photographed around the pier until sunset.  


Saturday, 4 August 2018

Water Rail at Fowlmere






At first I didn't think this was any more than juvenile moorhen with a funny beak - wait a minute, it's a . . . damn, there it goes!  But it came back and gave us several photo opportunities.



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Beaumaris/Biwmares












Beaumaris (beautiful marshes) is a pretty town on the Menai straits with a castle begun in 1295 but never finished.  The castle has a moat, an outer wall and an inner stronghold.  It was capable of being supplied by sea, but Edward I ran out of money.  The school building was erected in 1816, opposite the churchyard and next door to the gaol.  Crabs are numerous and fished-for from the pier.