Wednesday, 19 November 2014


I know what you thought when you read the heading 'Gull', 
"Hello, he's found another bird and hasn't got a clue what its called." {:))

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Study of the Marsh Tit


The Marsh Tit (Parus palustris).
A resident species of the broadleaved woodland and not the marsh as its name would suggest.
It will visit adjacent gardens especially if there is food on offer.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Geese Galore

Some flight images taken on two separate occasions of Canada Geese and then Greylag Geese.

Canada Geese

Greylag Geese

Monday, 10 November 2014


The elusive Kingfisher to be precise.
This male below flew straight into my camera view and landed on a post.
You have to get lucky to photograph this bird.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

I thought this year that I would post some images that I took in 2004 at the US Battle Monuments Cemetery near Florence in Tuscany where US Military dead of WWII were buried. The site is located 7 miles South of Florence and contains 4,402 headstones and a wall at the main memorial inscribed with the names of 1,409 missing in action.
Three Medal of Honor recipients are located here.

Those buried and remembered here formed about a third of the losses suffered by the US Fifth Army during this period. 

This site is located on the West side of Italy. The US Fifth Army fought its way up the West side of the country, whilst the British Eighth Army fought its way up the East side of the country.

The wall below inscribed with the 1409 MIA.
I found this to be a very peaceful place to sit and remember. 

Small World that it is, searching the records on line recently regarding this cemetery, I found the surname of Norris on six occasions, one of which was a Private First Class Lee Roy Norris. 
I wish I had known that before I visited.