RSPB Frampton Marsh

RSPB Frampton Marsh – Lincolnshire – 3rd September 2019   https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/frampton-marsh/   I think I visited Frampton Marsh on a ‘quiet’ day. There were birds about but not in any large...

Summer Leys Nature Reserve

Summer Leys Nature Reserve is part of the The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire. It is a place I now visit very regularly for two reasons, a very nice walk and good opportunities to see and photograph wildlife.  It is situated on...

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere Discover some of the UK’s rarest wildlife and enjoy family-friendly activities at Minsmere. Choose an idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons to see an impressive variety of birds, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. If you’re...

Accelerating Change

I am a ‘baby boomer’, born in 1952.  I and other baby boomers have lived through a period of accelerating and dramatic change both culturally socially and technologically.  We have lived through a period of relative stability and growth, we have seen...

A Hot day in London

Arrival at London Euston Station. A nice HOT! day in London   The urge to go to London took me there on 23rd July 2019, A very hot day, temperatures in the low 30’s. So armed with lots of water and sun cream I caught the 10.26 train to Euston.    ...

Dungeness Kent

Visit to Dungeness 1st July 2019.   “Dungeness, a strange land of extremes, one of the most valuable and yet vulnerable nature conservation sites in Great Britain” Firth, 1984   I was advised that I would enjoy Dungeness for its photographic opportunities...

Warbler, Music and Bites

Sedge Warbler at Stortons Gravel Pits Northampton An interesting and varied week, which includes the solstice!.  On Sunday I visited Ravensthorpe Reservoir. I have often boasted that I am good at reading the weather, well not this time. I was about 5 minutes into my...

Old Photograph Restoration

Many of us over a certain age has a collection of old! photos of family and friends. Very old photos will be very small ( 4cm x 6cm possibly) some bigger. Some will be faded, damaged and have dust spots. Sometimes these photos are precious recordings of memories,...
Stortons Gravel Pits

Stortons Gravel Pits

Blue Tit Juvenile Stortons GP is somewhere I visit regularly ( it is close to where I live at the moment). It is an odd collection of spaces and wildlife habitat. It is a shame that the car park area at Sixfields is used by various groups to meet, drink, eat and in...
Lanzarote Canaries

Lanzarote Canaries

Lanzarote, is one of the canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Close enough for the Sahara sand to blow to the islands in huge amounts.  It is largely volcanic and in relative terms has has recent eruptions . The greatest recorded eruptions occurred between 1730 and...

Osprey at Ravensthorpe

Ravensthorpe Reservoir is somewhere I visit at least once a week. It is a nice walk with lots of wildlife to see and hear. If you are lucky you may spot otters, foxes, and a variety of birds some fairly rare.   On this day (8th May 2019) it was very grey, stormy...
Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Reed Bunting Rutland Water – Rutland   Visit to the Egelton Bird Watching Centre on 24th April 2019   https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/   Rutland Water is BIG! Not something you do in a day, however more importantly it is somewhere you may visit...
Duxford IWM April 2019

Duxford IWM April 2019

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display. source:- ...
Nikon D7200 – New Camera!

Nikon D7200 – New Camera!

On Saturday 16th March 2019 I purchased a new camera body, a Nikon D7200 replacing my old faithful Nikon D80. I had deliberated for some time but my growing feeling of loosing out finally came to a head. I had noticed for some time that certain images posted on Flickr...
Sparrowhawk Visit

Sparrowhawk Visit

On the 6th March 2019 whislt preparing breakfast I realise that the bird in the garden is not the usual pigeon foraging. I realise it is in fact a Sparrowhawk with a kill,  and it was engrossed in eating its catch.  I rush upstairs to get my camera, luckily it had not...
Titchwell RSPB Reserve

Titchwell RSPB Reserve

On 26th February 2019 I made my 1st visit to the RSPB reserve at Titchwell North Norfolk. The weather was amazing and had been for days previous. Clear blue sky and 17 degrees on the beach (in February).  ...
London Days Out

London Days Out

London   Obviously, London is a huge city ( current population about 8.8 million) and many weeks could be spent exploring it. On most visits I end up walking in excess of 12 miles whilst exploring.  I live close enough to visit regularly, especially in the...
North Norfolk

North Norfolk

Although I love walking/climbing mountains and hills one of my favourite places to walk is the beaches around the Brancaster/Wells area of Norfolk. I have now visited the area many times and this selection of images spans those visits.  The 1st images shows Wells...
The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

SEVEN SISTERS Who needs to go to Cumbria, Wales or Scotland to climb mountains? You can do it on the south coast. I read about this walk in a walking magazine. So over the summer holidays 2011, decided to do it. You start the walk in Seaford or Eastbourne. I chose...
Week 28th January to 3rd February

Week 28th January to 3rd February

Week 28th January to 3rd February   Monday   Visit to The Summer Leys Nature Reserve    https://www.wildlifebcn.org/summer-leys   Summer Leys is a local nature reserve at Wollaston in the Upper Nene Valley, in Northamptonshire, England. It was a bitter...