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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chimney

Chimney

No really: it's just a chimney.

This is the flue stack of the new combined heat and power station at North Greenwich. It's going to be covered in glass panels when it's finished. The facility will provide heat and power for 61 buildings on the Peninsula.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Starship

Starship


 Frankly it's an odd name for a new delivery service. They're trialling delivery robots in North Greenwich. The company is Starship.  Their delivery Robots look like a coolboox with six wheels that trundle along the pavement at walking pace. The one that passed me this lunch time had an endearing squeaky as it trundled past.