Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Siri-Lankan Leopards

The Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as Endangered by IUCN, the population is believed to be declining due to numerous threats including poaching for trade and human-leopard conflicts.
The Sri Lankan leopard has a tawny or rusty yellow coat with dark spots and close-set rosettes, which are smaller than in Indian leopards. The survival of the Sri Lankan leopard is threatened due to poaching, habitat loss, and persecution. Despite these threats, the animal is highly adaptable and is able to live in close proximity to human settlements. As of December 2011, there are 75 captive Sri Lankan leopards in zoos worldwide. Within the European Endangered Species Programme 27 male, 29 female and 8 unsexed individuals are kept.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

SALTHOUSE.

No its not a Norfolk Mountain its the sea defence at Salthouse Beach on the North Norfolk Coast.

HEATHROW ARRIVAL.

British Airways 747 low over Colnbrook on approach to heathrow Airport.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Swallows (Hirundo rustica)

Images taken in a previous year, just looking forward to theirt return.
Swallows are small birds with dark, glossy-blue backs, red throats, pale underparts and long tail streamers. They are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing. They are widespread breeding birds in the Northern Hemisphere, migrating south in winter. Swallow numbers in the UK have fluctuated over the last 30 years with pronounced regional variation in trends. The species is amber listed due to population declines across Europe. Swallows are found in areas where there is a ready and accessible supply of small insects. They are particularly fond of open pasture with access to water and quiet farm buildings. Large reedbeds in late summer and early autumn can be good places to look for pre-migration roosts.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Yellow Fields and storms.

After the storms this morning blue skies appeared around 2pm, grabbing the camera i drove the 4 or 5 miles to a location i had found yesterday. Alas on arrival i had barely 15 mins to get some photos before the heavens opened again.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

St James the Great, Castle Acre

The village of Castle Acre is a major tourist attraction in Norfolk. The church of St James the Great stands in the middle of the village amidst the ruins of the Norman castle and those of Castle Acre Priory. Visitors can often miss the church which is a great shame for it contains many interesting features, including a wine glass pulpit, a medieval rood screen and font cover. The Friends of Castle Acre Church assist in raising funds to maintain this fine church.