Monday, 31 December 2012

Views from the Cutty Sark

The Gypsy Moth pub in Greenwich; the Shard up the river; the Isle of Dogs across the river and the Naval Hospital domes.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Bird Box-ing Day


From the Clarke Hide at Wicken Fen.  

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Afternoon

Ann and Meredith after lunch at the Ransons' house. 

Christmas Morning

The speaking bunny is one of the more annoying of Meredith's presents, and because no one gave her toast, she decided to eat the bunny.

Monday, 24 December 2012

The Night before Christmas

There was a power-cut in the village just before dusk, so we lit a fire.  Meredith wore her 'My First Christmas' gro-bag, and Sadie found the best spot for using the potty - note the iPad for games to pass the time, just like me.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Water Brakes

Or perhaps it was just tiring!  The heron with its perch took it to land before eating it and having a rest.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Landing Technique

This heron at Fowlmere flew back to this stump after every catch, then waded (and swam) to look for more fish.  

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Beautiful Light at Fowlmere

Kingfisher, Heron (with Perch) and Water Rail at RSPB Fowlmere today.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Meredith at Eight Months

From top: with 400mm lens, recognising Granny Sue, hugs with Sadie and under the Christmas Tree.  All photos ISO 8000!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Strumpshaw Revisited

A beautiful but very windy day today in Norfolk with CCC.  Marsh Harrier, Heron and Nuthatch doing what they do.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Conversion Woes

Making the garage into a bedroom to move the old folks into to give the grandchildren more room.  The drains were leaking, so they were dug up.  So was the mains electricity cable.  Oops!  Silly place to put it.  It was spliced 'live' by the repair team, that is, without switching off the supply to half the village.  

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Brunel's Bridge

I walked up the hill from Bristol to Clifton to visit the famous bridge for the first time.  Seen from deck level, it looks quite ordinary, and I was surprised how small it is - perhaps its fame makes one expect something bigger.  When you take the conventional photo from the observatory, the gorge adds the element of 'big' and 'exciting'.  

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Pirates and Graffiti

Another view of the pirate, one of the striking graffiti spreads in the city, the Garden of Earthly Delights  (otherwise known as the Cabot Centre) and an inexplicable reflective sphere in one corner of a square.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bristol in the Rain

On a weekend when most of the South West of England was severely flooded, we walked around Bristol with compact cameras.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Strumpshaw Fen 3

Heron landing, Chinese Water Deer, Otter and Widgeon.