Following yesterday’s 1.5 hours walk I doubled my efforts today and walked for three hours until the clouds came in. Today I stayed locally and walked to Aqua Vitae Copse and Padworth college. On the way I spotted a variety of birds: a Sparrow was carrying grass in its beak, I assume for nest building. Two Blue Tits were sitting among the fresh shoots on a tree. But the highlight was a Red Kite eating its catch while in flight before resting on a tree. Finally I enjoyed Bluebells carpeting the woodland floor.
On a cold February Sunday afternoon with short sunny intervals I went out for a short walk to see if I could spot any local birds. There wasn’t an awful lot around but I managed to get decent shots of a Great Spotted Woodpecker and two pairs of Shovelers.
I also spotted a Kingfisher at the pond just outside my flat, but unfortunately didn’t manage to take a picture of it.
The last pass of the International Space Station over the UK in 2015, on Christmas Eve (click on the picture for the full size):
It was a low pass (as you can see) and not as bright as previously, also it wasn’t as dark as I had hoped. Still, fairly happy with the picture (which is a composite of over 100 pictures). Oh, and the thick stripes are clouds.
Went for a local walk in and around Aldermaston Wharf on a beautiful sunny and mild September afternoon. Stopped at a few Sunflowers neighbours had grown on the roadside. Beautiful bright yellow and orange under a blue sky.