Monday, 27 April 2015

Not A Cloud In The Sky!!

What a difference a day makes, after the change in the weather Saturday, did not expect Sunday to be any better, but as the title states there was not a cloud in the sky, so inspired us to get out on our bikes and did a quick 9 mile ride, with a top speed of 20 miles per hour, my best yet!! I took along my Canon Compact Power Shot just in case and managed a couple of different shots of Mow Cop Castle and found what can only be described as a " Chocolate Box Thatched Cottage".

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Bosley Reservoir By Night.

Having got the Fox the other night and realising that a small amount of clearing the area was required, for a clearer shot, I again set the Night Cam, although the water in the Coppice has receded, it is still too boggy to walk through, so I set the Camera on the same side path as before, hoping that the Fox would feel the same way, I put it in place around 7.30pm and as the pictures uploaded onto my computer the first burst of shots went off at 9.46pm, not thinking it would be anything other than one of my Fox's, you can imagine my surprise when I started looking through them and found it was the Badger, in all the time I have been putting the Camera out in this area, I have never before got anything other than Fox's, as I have always had to walk a good distance round to another part of the Reservoir to set up for the Badger, I am also very surprised considering the large cumbersome animal that it is, as to how fast it was travelling not only by the blur of the shot but also my Camera is set to record a blast of three shot's every time it is triggered and the Badger was only in frame for two of those and showed no interest in the food put out. It also entered stage left and exited stage right, had it approached along the path I would have got shot's of it's approach. So my appologise for the poor quality.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Night Camera Deployed!!

I put out the Night Cam in the small coppice at the edge of Bosley Reservoir last night, the Reservoir is very high at the moment and the coppice is vertually all under water, which helps with my placement as it restricts the area were my local fox's can roam, I had one expected visitor and one very large unexpected one, both enjoyed the Dog Biscuits.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Redesmere Lake

While the sun was still shining this morning, I went for a drive to Redesmere Lake, have not been here for over 12 months, as no matter what the weather the refelection on the water is crap!! I can only put this down to the fact it is so shallow and the only reflection that gets picked up is the filthy bottom, but it is a good place to practise flight shots and close up encounters, Redesmere lake is in Capesthorne, near the village of Siddington which has a lovely church, which is well worth a visit, especially when it is decorated for festivals such as Easter or Harvest Festivals. I was suprised to see a lone Oystercatcher taking a morning snooze and had seven Buzzards up in the air, my record so far has been four at Bosley.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Semi-Retirement At Last!!!

Having changed my Career yet again, I will now only be working for two days a week Yipee!!! and so can officially put my status as Semi-Retired, and will be hopefully using the extra time to do more travelling, my Father's greatest wish when he Retired was to travel the whole coast of England, Scotland and Wales, unfortunately due to ill health he never got to do that, or to even reach Retirement age, so I hope to pick up the mantle and do it myself and will log my travels as I go.

Another Glorious Sunny Day!!!

With the boarders and patio pots coming to life on another glorious sunny day, just glad I'm off to enjoy it, recording of just a few visitors to the garden this morning.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

My New Toy!!

Picked up my new toy yesterday, and we went for a 5 mile Bike Ride to test it out, as it was due to be as Sunny today I cycled down to Bosley Locks and went down the Towbath to Fools Nook, a total of 6 miles, I am hoping to travel much more of the Canal networks and get fit in the process, it was still quite misty on the outward leg and I was surprised to find what I think was a Dunlin, (anyone who can confirm this or identify what I have would be appreciated) as the eye stripe looks a lot stronger than in my Bird Guide Book.