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.
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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Another glorious day meant it was way to hot to venture out until 8.00pm in the evening. With sunset not until 9.20pm that’s not such a problem, the woods were still really dark with the heavy summer canopy blocking out much of the sunlight…so, this is a public footpath we (still) haven’t followed across the field of barley. I haven’t done any HDR for a while – so it was nice to run this shot through Photomatix to create this shot.
It’s poppy time!
It’s been a year or so since I last visited Hatfield Forest so it was nice to have an hour trotting around some of it this afternoon, even if it was rather drizzily when I arrived.
The sun started to break through when I got to the lake and the early evening continued to brighten up until I left in full sunshine later on. A couple more shots after the break:
We always get these pretty little flowers at the bottom of our garden. I’ve never noticed the pollen/stamen before.
We had a walk around Garnetts Wood this afternoon…this shot was taken just before the heavens opened and we got soaked. On returning home (about 3 miles away) we found there had been no rain at all there!
From this mornings walk…he was a very busy squirrel!
Occasionally we get the odd Greylag Goose paying a visit to Doctors Pond and this chap was a fine specimen, strutting his stuff amongst the squabbling ducks and Canada Geese. Sad to report that we are down to 4 ducklings now from the original 7.