Saturday, 16 April 2011

Another Nice Morning At Coombes Valley.

We rose to another fine Saturday morning, and although the grass needs cutting (you could call them lawns if you wanted to, but they really don't look good enough, even when they're cut!) and the hedge could do with a trim, we headed out to Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve again.




Monday, 11 April 2011

Spring Morning At Coombes Valley

I Spent Saturday morning at the Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve. Nothing really unusual to see, but still a very pleasent place to be on such a nice day. I once applied to be a volunteer at this reserve, as it's only about 9 miles from home. Unfortunately, they wanted me to carry out duties that were too much like the Monday-Friday, 9-5 job, so I gave it a miss.

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Friday, 8 April 2011


There seems to have been a large intake of Waxwings in the UK, this winter. Despite this, I have not managed to see any until very recently.

I'll be honest, I've not really been trying to see them, as in the past, Waxwings and I have just sort of bumped into each other.

I got a text message from my wife last Friday, while she was at home and I was at work, to say that there were 34 Waxwings in next-door-but-one's garden, in a tree.

By the time I had finished work, they had gone, but returned just after tea-time. They were also there until mid-afternoon the follwing day but after that - gone. Presumably back home!

Waxwings - Bombycilla garrulus

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Flikr mess it all up and some new stuff.

It seems that Flickr will no longer allow me to directly link to my image files stored with them. As I understand it, from what I have read, I would need to to purchase a 'Pro' account with them to allow me to link to MY images as I once did. I am not prepared to do this at the moment.

If you are interested in seeing my photographs, I will post 'alerts' on here if I post anything new to Flickr.

So, I have posted some pictures from a recent (well, October) walk around Knypersley Pool, which is just a 5 minute drive from our house.

autumn walk

Saturday, 26 June 2010

First 2010 Low Fly Trip

Managed (at last) to get a couple of days out in Wales to do some aircraft photography. Here are a few, there are more on my Flickr site.

Tornado F3 SweptRAF Hawk T2


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Evening Shots

I spotted the Moon was at a nice phase, so had another go at photographing it. I tried both hand-held and on a tripod, but I can't remember which this one is!!

Whilst sticking my head through the skylight, I notice a local Blackbird singing from next door's TV aerial, so also had a go at shooting him in silhouette.


Monday, 10 May 2010

Stone, sheep, sleet and snow.

The trip to Dolgellau didn't provide the weather or aircraft pictures that I'd hoped it would. The first 2 days were fine. Unfortunately, these were Saturday and Sunday when the RAF put their feet up for a well earned rest. However, a walk on the Sunday morning revealed something slightly more peaceful than a Tornado GR-4 going through the Cad pass.