My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017

More experiments with the Camera.. but ..

OK .. from going on from, is the problem with the camera or lens or me?.  I've finally concluded that the problem is ... me!!  Given my arm can't stay in certain positions for very long without shaking as the muscles are still weak, I know now that with increased mobility/strength my shots are getting better.

This is a 'baby' Marsh Frog.. about two inches long from nose to tail!!


Young Moorhen




Unexpected visitor of a female Blackcap...






The Grey Heron had a very successful fishing attempt!!




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Petworth and Warnham .. camera testing


Still trying to decide whether my disappointing pics recently have been a dodgy camera or my failure to hold the camera steady enough given still recovering from a broken arm.

So this morning I started at Petworth













and then went on to Warnham LNR














Nowhere near perfect but I think an improvement... time will tell

Friday, 11 August 2017

Blenheim Palace.. and the sun shone for a bit


Today I went to Blenheim Palace - last time I visited it was pouring with rain and I've always wanted to go back to discover more.

The sun shone this morning.. which was great.

























Walked a fair distance to come to the Cascade..




 Walking along the lake saw Great Crested Grebes, at least 4 Little Egrets, about 3 Coromorants and  couple of Grey Herons.. various gulls and about 8 Terns... which I think are Common Terns... didn't take my binocs!!





























I then caught the train to the Pleasure Gardens.. primarily of more appeal to children, but there was a butterfly house..







A butterfly emerging!!

These two pics taken through glass..


Very pretty birds .. finches of some sort in the Butterfly House..








Enjoyable visit and lot of walking which was great!!  I was going elsewhere later but it really clouded over .. so back to the Hotel.. good day out..









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