Saturday, 30 April 2011

Fun Day

Sadie went to the party at Toft Manor and was the prettiest girl there. The Mitchells and their grandchildren Douglas and Emma were there too.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Ruby in the Buttercups

Ruby was ten years old in February.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Nelson Corner

Nelson Corner is the new name for the Esses before the Bomb Hole at Snetterton Circuit.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

RSPB Fowlmere

Three or four hobbies were decimating the insect population, while mad mallards dashed around and loony lapwings defended their nest - how much space do you need, mate?

Friday, 22 April 2011

Paxton Pits Again

A nightingale making sure it's his territory, a gull imitating the terns by feeding off the water, a heron with half a tree and a female blackcap today at the pits.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Duxford in the Spring

The boys are taking their big toy, the B-17, to pieces to get it out of the emergency exit of the American Air Museum, so I photographed the light. An engineer posed on the Spitfire he was putting back together, and was glad he didn't have to deal with the bird's nest of HT leads on the 1917 Liberty V-12 engine.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

What do these do?

Taken today by Matt with my camera.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Nightingales Return

Paxton Pits was very hot today, but the nightingales were singing hard, and there was even a squabble at one point. It was a nightingale sunset, too.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Sadie is Eleven Months Old

Two pictures from today. She was very happy in spite of not being too well.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Bletchley Park

Visited Bletchley Park to see the code breaker museum. In fact, there isn't much you can do with codes and decryption, so there are are other artifacts, including a tableaux of the Pegasus Bridge, a huge collection of Churchill memorabilia and Harrier jet. The slate statue is of Alan Turing.

Friday, 15 April 2011

More Kites

The light was much better at Watlington today. We scraped a rabbit off the road to use for bait, though it seems that kites prefer sausage rolls and cheese sarnies. Ann used her iPod to play kite calls and this got them interested. Then a very rare bird drifted over the fields, and I was slow to realise what it was - a male hen harrier.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The New Kite Season

Coming to a hill near you! The Watlington birds were in fine plumage and full of aerobatics. Photos 1/1600th at f/8 with 400mm + 1.4x tc. ISO 800

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Blossom on the Cam

A view from the top floor of the Graduate Centre in Cambridge.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Two from Paxton Pits

A Greylag Goose and a Blackcap

Monday, 11 April 2011

Little Person

Sadie's motor skills are improving every day. She copies us very well and knows what she wants to do. She even gets in a paddy if she is stopped from doing it. The tambourine was a new toy, 20p from the Cat Protection Shop. Yesterday, too, Casla went to her new home with Bryan and Val, and settled in well.

Sunday, 10 April 2011


The boys on their bikes outside the Kelsey Kerridge in Cambridge yesterday.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Cuts

The County Council has cut the money for the Fire & Rescue Service, so there is no fuel to move the appliances ...