Friday, 24 February 2012
Horsey Windmill is a five storey windpump on the Norfolk Broads, built in 1912 to pump water out from the surrounding land so that it could be used for agriculture. It was operational until 1943, when it was hit by lightning. The National trust took ownership of Horsey Windpump in 1948 and restored it.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Steaming up to Weybourne. The GWR 5600 Class is a class of 0-6-2T steam locomotive built between 1924 and 1928. They were designed by C.B Collett for the Great Western Railway (GWR), and were introduced into traffic in 1924. Two hundred locomotives were built and remained in service until withdrawn by British Railways between 1962 and 1965. Nine of the class have survived into preservation.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Puffins are any of three small species of auk (or alcids) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute) in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Friday, 10 February 2012
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae.
Monday, 6 February 2012
With the sun coming out this morning it made for better lighting for my circular walk taking in the lovely area of Rush Meadow in Dereham.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
About 5 inches of snow arrived overnight in Dereham and all looks so pretty out there, that is of course if you dont have to travel anywhere.