Monday, 27 February 2012

THURNE WINDMILL.

An evening visit to Thurne Windmill failed to produce a sunset but i managed a few images.

Friday, 24 February 2012

HORSEY WINDMILL.

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

Blickling Hall,Aylsham.

Blickling Hall is a stately home in the village of Blickling north of Aylsham in Norfolk, England, that has been in the care of the National Trust since 1940.

Kings Lynn.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY.

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 Two hundred locomotives were built and remained in service until withdrawn by British Railways between 1962 and 1965.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

THURNE MILL.

Thurne Drainage Mill

PUFFIN (Fratercula arctica)

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)[1] in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.
He Went That Way

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
In all languages the name of this bird suggests that it belongs to the Tit family, but just like the Penduline Tit it does not. This attractive and lively bird can never be seen alone. It rather travels in small groups and in winter such a group will visit the food table in your garden, but irregularly and for a relatively short period of time only. In the garden the bird is not afraid of people and often you can see them in a nearby tree or bush.
This bird belongs to the family of Long-tailed Tits (Aegithalidae). The bird is 5,5" and weighs 9 grams. It lives in woodlands, heather, parks and gardens mostly. It eats insects and spiders. The sexes do not differ from one another. No less than eight to ten eggs are laid in the nest, which is constructed in bushes in april. Breeding takes 13 days and after another 14 days the young can fly and will leave the nest.
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) Males are unmistakeable with a bright yellow head and underparts, brown back streaked with black, and chestnut rump. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers. Often seen perched on top of a hedge or bush, singing. Its recent population decline make it a Red List species. Found across the UK but are least abundant in the north and west, and absent from some upland areas, such as the Pennines and Highlands of Scotland, as well as some lowland areas, such as the Inner Hebrides and the Orkneys. Look in open countryside with bushes and hedgerows.

Finches in Flight.

These are the results of spending time trying to catch action images of the Finches.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Barn Owl ( Tyto alba )

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.
Barn owls tend to measure between 25 and 40cm tall and adult barn owls can have a wingspan of up to 110cm long. The wing span of the barn owl is however dependent on the species of barn owl so some owls may be smaller, where other species of barn owl may be much bigger. Surprisingly, these common barn owls do not make the hoot sound that can often be heard at night. Instead the owls produce a high-pitched scream and can also hiss in a similar way to a cat or snake if the barn owl feels threatened. Barns owls can be most commonly seen in the open countryside and along river banks, fields and even the verges on the side of the road. Barn owls are nocturnal animals meaning that typically barn owls rest during the light day time hours and emerge at dusk to begin a night of hunting.

Graffiti

Graffiti in Riverside park, St Neots.
Skate Board Park.

Riverside Park, St Neots

Enjoying the overnight snowfall in Riverside Park, St Neots.
River Ouse, St Neots.
Riverside Park.
The sun trying to break through the snow clouds.
Angela and Florrie.
Snow covered Florrie.
Snow covered tree,St Neots.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Rush Meadow

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.
Just a hint of colour reflecting in the river with its snow covered banks.
Wonderful old tree sitting on its own, the aim is to capture it with sunrise colours in the background.

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.
The North Wind Doth Blow The North Wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what shall the poor robin do then? Poor thing! He'll sit in the barn, And keep himself warm, And hide his head under his wing, Poor thing!
The Blackbirds were having a feeding frenzy on these berries this morning.