Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Female Scaup

Female Scaup by rickardowise
Female Scaup, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.
Who says that the female of the species has dull colouring? Just look at the plumage on this one to see that's not the case.

Out Swiming at Slimbridge

Nice day for a swim on a lake at Slimbridge WWT. Does anyone know what species I am?

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Harris Hawk named Sid.

Harris Hawk named Sid. by rickardowise
Harris Hawk named Sid., a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

Sid was the star performer at a Hawk Experience event that our son in law bought for his wife's birthday. We walked in open fields with Sid flying from gloved hand to trees and hedgerows and back again. A great experience enjoyed by all.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Red Fungi on moss covered wood.

The beauty of nature is every where, through every season and in every country.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The River Rea near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire,UK.

The River Rea is a small river that flows through south east Shropshire, England and passes just to the east of the small market town of Cleobury Mortimer, before entering the Teme at Newnham Bridge in Worcestershire. Its waters eventually reach the Bristol Channel, via the Severn. The upper stretch of the river is known as the Rea Brook. For a short stretch between Cleobury Mortimer and Neen Sollars the river forms part of the Shropshire-Worcestershire border.
The name of the river derives from a root found in many Indo-European languages and means "to run" or "to flow".
The historic or alternative name for the river is the "River Neen" and there are various settlements along its course of that name or variations of it, such as Neen Sollars, Neenton and Neen Savage. What is the old brick structure is at this point in the river?

Fungi Attack

Fungi Attack by rickardowise
Fungi Attack, a photo by rickardowise on Flickr.

A pile of logs cut and stacked for burning on a fire are being attacked by ravenous fungi. The power of nature is just awesome.