Thursday, October 20, 2016

Unexpected Boat Trip




Thanks to a security alert that closed the Jubilee Line from Canary Wharf to Stratford the Greenwich Peninsula is an island this afternoon. I've taken the Thames Clipper to get back to central London.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mystery Trees

What  makes trees this shape?




Answer

Friday, June 03, 2016

Empty Nest


They've flown the nest

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hatched


Three nestlings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fake!

Fake!

There doesn't seem to be any point in having a chimney that serves no purpose other than being decorative. It's a liability. But here it is on one of the new houses in Tingewick. Where wood is a practical fuel that is easy to obtain.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Very Still

Very Still


If I hadn't noticed the feathers on the ground I would have missed this nest by my back door.

The nest is on top of the outside light. If you look closely at the second picture you can see Mrs blackbird's tail. I put my phone about 8 inches away from her and she stayed perfectly still the whole time, trusting her camouflage.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Near the Slipway

Near the Slipway


It looks as if there was some sort of publicity event for Gibbs Amphibians today at North Greenwich. In the car park nearest to the slipway I spotted these:


Although I didn't see them in action, you can see the Youtube video.