This was taken on 14th March 2015, but never made it onto the blog before…so here you go.

I took a long walk around Great Dunmow this afternoon and ended up coming out down by the new Police Station. It’s strange how few pictures of this seem to exist online…so if you don’t hear from me again I probably shouldn’t have photographed it 😉

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It’s been a while since I took a shot of The Star in Great Dunmow…and it’s a while since I took this particular shot, but I hadn’t realised that I hadn’t posted this here.

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This female Sparrowhawk caught her dinner in our back garden – I noticed the fact when I walked into the kitchen to make a cup of tea…you couldn’t miss all those feathers. I was able to pop my lens through the cat flap to get to the birds eye-level and capture the action!

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More youth action from Doctors Pond this morning.

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The Moorhens around Doctors Pond have been doing very well this year…lots of Chicks. We didn’t have any Moorhens here until 4 or 5 years ago, we now have at least 2 well established families.

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A rather pretty sunset behind Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow that drew me out this evening


24Jun

296/365v3 – Trees, Clouds and Bird Song

I only had my tiny Manfrotto table tripod with me so decided to go for that low to the ground look…which worked until, inexplicably, the camera changed its focus…but in the end I quite liked it anyway! I added a bird song soundtrack which I recorded a week earlier about 10 miles away 😉

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The fair comes to Dunmow a few times a year. It’s not a large fair but it’s always interesting to see it first thing in the morning with no one around.

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Despite living close to Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow we very rarely see damselflies in the area…indeed, this is only the second time I have seen one in our garden after 18 years of living here.


15Jun

287/365v3 – Clouds

Another time-lapse, this time of this afternoon’s clouds as they moved over Great Dunmow.