Monday, January 29, 2007
I am not sure whether this was a flock of starlings or skylarks, they look too small for starlings but what else flocks in these numbers? Skylarks around here tend to gather together on the ground. This lot squeak excitedly as they fly. Looking at an earlier photo of starlings (2001, see below) I think it must be a flock of starlings.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
it has been a busy afternoon with flocks of starlings, wood pigeons, collared doves, sparrows, blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, chaffinches, a cock pheasant, robins, blackbirds, rooks, jackdaws and this shy little coal tit.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
this is an ancient earthwork in Carthamartha woods in the bend of the Tamar where the Tamar and the Inny converge. It is very distinctive. Oil drum in foreground. I am not sure how Carthamartha came by its unusual name but the link goes to a site with a mine of useful information about Cornwall.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
a strange yellow object has appeared in the sky, low on the horizon. It has made no effort to contact us yet but we can feel the heat from its fusion engine. It casts so strong a light it is possible to take photographs without a flash light. What is it? Who should we inform? Should we be panic buying at Tescos? Has anyone else seen it?