Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Amongst the Trees

With strong winds forecast all week I wasn't expecting to be able to go flying for a while. However on Tuesday morning the east side of Mt Warrenheip was well sheltered and with a combination of fog and sunlight I was able to capture a nice series of images in amongst the trees.


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Mostly cloudy, 23°, breezy, WNW.

A long loop walk out today via the Lees, Aston Tirrold and Lollingdon.

The fields out by the Lees had a good flock of c60 Linnet and several Skylark, the dyke and Reedy ditch had several Reed Bunting, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler present and a Sparrowhawk hunting the fields.

A few Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, several Yellowhammer and a Kestrel between Aston and Lollingdon.

A Spotted Flycatcher, several Chiffchaff and Common Whitethroat out a Lollingdon and a Kestrel on the hill but little else.

A Peregrine this morning out near Lollingdon. Per Alan Dawson.

Mammals: Brown Hare, Muntjac Deer and Roe Deer.

Reptiles: Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: 1 Migrant Hawker, 5 Southern Hawker, 2 Brown Hawker and 6 Common Darter.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, 1 Small Blue, Common Blue, Red Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper and 2 Meadow Brown.

Other Insects: Hornet Robber Fly.

Peregrine Falcon (courtesy Alan Dawson)
 Hornet Robber Fly with prey
Spotted Flycatcher

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The Matagarup Bridge..

Or as I like to call it the 'roller-coaster bridge'. The newly opened Matagarup Bridge, or as Aimee likes to call it the 'Leggo/Meccano' bridge :) Check out the two minute video showing how it was put together here. This and the relatively new Elizabeth Quay Bridge add two dramatic new features to the Perth city-scape. Above and below heading over the bridge from East Perth to the Optus Stadium which opened earlier this year..

Below heading back to the city, seen to the right..

Below you can see why the new bridge reminds me of a rollercoaster oui! This is where the Activated Art Walk that I posted about yesterday concluded. Still a little bit of landscaping around and under the bridge to be completed but already looking quite spectacular. Who remembers when I used to have a conniption fit whenever anything changed in Perth.. got to move with the times or get left behind right 😉 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Blue Moon USA

I was pleased to see one of my USA images has been chosen as the Photo of the Day on the top USA Photography magazine "Outdoor Photographer". You can check it out here.....

Mango Has Some Pretty Great Bags Right Now

Le Fashion Blog Shop Mango Best New Bags Beaded Shopper Bag Via Mango
Photo via: Mango

If you think you have to spend your entire paycheck to find a quality, chic, and on-trend bag, then you may need to pay a visit to Mango. You'll find beaded wood handbags,  bamboo circle crossbody's, clear little gems and netted totes. You're welcome.

Get the look:
+ Beaded Shopper Bag
+ Handmade Bamboo Coffer Bag
+ Vinyl Shopper Bag
+ Beaded Wood Handbag
+ Velvet Coffer Bag
+ Cylinder Bag

This Blogger Made Us Want a White Utility Jumpsuit

Le Fashion Blog Paris Fashion Week Oversized Sunglasses White Jumpsuit Netted Black Heels Via Sandra Semburg
Photo via: Sandra Semburg

The utility jumpsuit has evolved from a runway favorite to a staple on the street style scene, and for good reason. Jumpsuits are always an easy option, and perfect for transitioning into the fall season. During Haute Couture Week in Paris, this blogger opted for a white belted jumpsuit, caged black heels, and the ultimate pair of oversized sunglasses.

Get the look:
+ Quay Hindsight Sunglasses
+ Madewell Mosswood Jumpsuit
+ Urban Renewal Vintage '80s Jumpsuit
+ Caara Keep It Cool Jumpsuit
+ J.Renee Lidea Dress Pump

A little more going on!

Mainly cloudy with a little light rain, 23°, breezy NW.

A Peregrine seen whilst walking out to Lollingdon this morning perched high on one of the pylons.

A Kingfisher along Cholsey Brook and 2 Siskin flew overhead.

6+ Spotted Flycatcher out at Lollingdon, quite spread out in a large garden, also a flock of 30+ Goldfinch and a flock of 24 Swallow present.

3 Raven flew over and headed in the direction of Cholsey Hill and several Jay still in the area and a female Sparrowhawk overhead.

Mammals: Brown Hare and Roe Deer.

Reptiles: a single Common Lizard seen.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker and Brown Hawker.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Gatekeeper.

Spotted Flycatchers
 Speckled Wood
Common Blue

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