Thursday, 4 June 2009

If you can't stand the Heat.......

"On a typical cold damp English summers morning" so started one of Spike Milligan's books. We have a preoccupation with the weather and as a rule of thumb, good old Spike got it bang on, however, every now and then the weather behaves itself and all is right with the world. We have had such a spell of late, in fact its been too hot to do any meaningful work on the computer, much too nice for such things, the only place to be is outdoors with the camera.
I now have an abundance of file to sort out, but I have made a start. Out with my mate Steve and old Eagle eyes spotted this Treecreeper collecting nesting material A visit to Mere Sands Wood produced this magnificent male Kingfisher and a Reed Warbler for good measure.

Yarrow Valley Park is a favorite place of mine, you can get really close views of Great Crested Grebe.

A few visits to a top spot for Black-necked Grebe has produced a field-full of images, here are a couple.
A trip to Leighton Moss for Marsh Harriers provided some stunning views, but alas non came close enough to photograph, however, I stopped over at Pilling on the way home and found Hares in abundance and they were madder in June than in March.


  1. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Awesome stuff david, as always - Reed Warbler is a bit better than my shocking effort ;). Kingfisher is simply beautiful.

  3. Mat & Buck... Many Thanks for your kind comments

  4. Lots more word's to express my appreciation of your images and words David but Matt and Buck did it nicely......Excellent is just another word to add.


  5. Dave. A lovely collection of fabulous images.The BNG'S are gorgeous birds. We must meet up sometime. Definitely NOT cricket weather today !!!

  6. Thanks Brian and Pete, yes Brian its a long time since the Barnies.


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