Sunday, 21 September 2014

iPhone 6

Thanks to my Son, I am now the proud owner of a iPhone 6, picked up Friday after work and haven't stopped playing with it since, never had a phone like it before, so inbetween showers yesterday we were keen to go and put the camera through it's paces. Went for a stroll opposite where he lives to Chatterly Whitfield Heritage Country Park, which was a working mine till it closed on 25th March 1977, dating back to the 1830's it became the first colliery in Great Britain to mine One Million saleable tons of coal in one year!! There are a lot of Autumnal colours around now, so all the photo's below where taken with the phone, see what you think.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

More Nuthatch's Arriving Daily!!

Well it's like the bus service you wait for ages for one to come along then two or three turn up at once, spotted my second Nuthatch early this morning on one of my feeders, definitely not the same one as the other day and my neighbour has been watching at least two this afternoon while I was at work. As all I have had the last two evenings on the Night Camera, is a very cheeky mouse, I have set up the camera by my feeders and will leave it in place all day tomorrow to see what I can capture. I do have an idea on a moveable Bird Hide that I have a good friend working on so hopefully will be able to start doing some close up photography in my own garden and also just had an e-mail about the new Canon 7D Mark 2 that is being launched at just over £1,500, very, very tempted!!!!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Over The Moon!

I am a very happy Bunny this morning, not only had a very productive evening with the Night Cam but having lived here for eight months, I have at last had a visit from my fist Nuthatch one of my favourite Birds, and only having lived a mile away previously I used to see them on a daily basis, so it was a great treat and hopefully it will be back!! Also Simon King launched a competition for users of Bushnell Night Cams, at this years Rutland Bird Fair and I have placed an entry, although it was difficult to choose which image to use as you are only allowed one entry, if you would like to view the entries visit

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fungus Feast.

In the S W corner of Bosley Reservoir is a small coppice where I set my night camera, and although I don't go looking for Fungus, these were all found within approx six strides of where I place it. I have never come across so many different varieties so close together before and this is just a small selection of what was found. Also my sunflower is fully open and being enjoyed by the insects.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bosley Locks.

In just a mile the Macclesfield Canal changes height by about 113ft through the 12 locks of Bosley Flight, that's nearly 3 metres per lock. Had a stroll there after work today in the afternoon sunshine.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Gentle Stroll.

After a very busy and productive week-end there was just time for a gentle stroll around my garden and the bank of Bosley Reservoir, just to see what could be found, where we have had an abundance of Blackberries that my over packed freezer can testify to, and to see that my newly planted Buddleia has already started to attract the Butterflies and the Sunflower is the first ever one I have grown thanks to a very kind bird dropping the seed into one of my patio pots, and it decided to start to open this week-end. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am not that keen on Fungus but this one fascinated me as it just appeared it seemed overnight on just a dead fallen Oak Tree and the size of it is amazing.