Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ava Ann, 9 days Nashville Newborn Photographer {Middle TN Newborn Photographer}

Sunshine & Showers

Heavy rain and hail showers with the odd sunny spell, 11°, breezy SW.

A miscalculation with the weather today, thought I would get back by 14:00 when the rain was expected and did not check my weather app this morning. So a lightweight jacket and boots were not sufficient when I got caught in the open with rain and hail. However during the sunny spells at least I could dry off.

Not a lot going on out there today either. A few more Common Whitethroat around and on territory. A Sparrowhawk over the hill and another seen over West End.

At least 2 House Martin in a flock of Hirundines also over West End.

Both Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush seen collecting food in the meadow today so presumably have young in a nest nearby.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood (first of the year).

Orange Tip. Just about the only thing that stayed still in the breezy conditions.

Atlanta, GA | April 2018 Ying Yang whale sharks. #whaleshark...

Atlanta, GA | April 2018
Ying Yang whale sharks.

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Dawn Service..

The shots I used yesterday for actual Anzac Day were taken last year, the shots here I took as dawn broke yesterday morning. Getting up at 4am in time to get to Kings Park, find a parking and a good spot to watch the service wasn't easy after three hours sleep, I really must get to bed earlier :) I think I have said before that standing with thousands of others, the silence broken only by the sound of the pipes as the wreathes are laid and the bugle as it plays the Last Post is quite a surreal experience.. even the young children seem to sense the solemnity of the event. I wonder, like most what this year will bring. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

motorized scooter for adults

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Time on the Marsh

Overcast with light rain, 12°, light SW.

My usual visit to the marsh this morning with a few rain showers to dampen the walk. I did not walk the whole marsh so not a full picture today.

However a good number of Sedge Warbler singing with 8+, also 2 Reed Warbler in song, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and a Lesser Whitethroat (off the reserve) and a Cuckoo heard distantly downriver.

A couple of Swallow feeding over the marsh and a pair of Kingfisher, a Grey Heron and 2 Mute Swan along the river.

At least one pair of Bullfinch in the Blackthorn.

A Common Sandpiper at Cholsey Marsh this afternoon. Thanks Alan Dawson.

Reptiles: a report of a Grass Snake at the week end.

A nice showing of Loddon Lily and a few Marsh Marigold today.

 Reed Bunting
Barn Swallow
 Grey Heron
 Loddon Lily
 The Dexters (nos 5, 6, 9, 13, 14 & 16)

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Lest We Forget.

Up well before the crack of dawn today for the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Kings Park. I have so many mixed emotions on this day.. for the brave young men and women who fought and died in WWl 'the war to end war' and in WWll, including my dad, and all the wars since. I wonder what the veterans below think of the world situation today. A cynical quote from a British politician during WWl "This war, like the next war, is a war to end war" has proven true..

I very much hope that the young men and women marching below don't have to face the horrors of war.. look at those sweet faces. Yup, I feel tres emotional :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. big catch up today..

Maplewood, NJ | April 23, 2018 Home with Mateo. Best pictures I...

Maplewood, NJ | April 23, 2018
Home with Mateo. Best pictures I can ever make.

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