We had our weekend walk around Rowney Woods near Saffrom Walden and saw a couple of Buzzrads flying in the distance. Unusually, 1 of them left his usual area and gave us a fly past as he headed off to pastures new.
I spent an incredibly blowy afternoon walking amongst the boats at Thorpe Bay this afternoon. I had hoped to be able to get some nice long exposures with great reflections in the water, but that wasn’t to be with the gale blowing in from the sea.
Still, I was able to get a few decent shots, and still have a few others that I can work on later.
I had a couple of pictures I wanted to go out and get last weekend of the lighthouse over at Dovercourt. It’s an hours drive away so I was not overly pleased to find the lighthouse surrounded in scaffolding…still, I’d got out and I have photoshop…so I got to it
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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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.
A rather pretty sunset behind Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow that drew me out this evening
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 😉
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.
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.