Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Following the Plough.

A few images I took at the weekend on the flat fields of the Fenland. 
Note the very dark soil which is typical of the area.






20 comments:

  1. Hi Roy

    Wow we are a long way from working the land here. I love the photos of the gulls following the tractor what a creative series.

    Guy

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  2. It's good that the farmers are able to get onto the soil Roy. Everywhere I go seems to be still completely saturated!
    J
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    1. Yes there is still a lot of water around on the land John.
      We appeared to have had another lot this week as there are floods at FM.

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  3. Always a wondrous sight when dozens to hundreds appear as the plough starts work.

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  4. I do so love this image of the gulls following the plough, it is in true Ladybird Book style. Here the land is mainly for cattle and sheep so this sight is less common. Love all these photos the different angles ring the changes.

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    1. Thanks Claire. I always take few shots if I see anytime.

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  5. I was watching this today, at Paxton Pits Roy.
    Amazes me how the gulls manage to avoid getting crushed.
    Great captures.

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  6. I enjoy your farming posts Roy. I think the Black-headed Gulls were enjoying the farming too! (-:

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    1. Thanks Jen, yes they like that anytime.{:)

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  7. Hey Roy...Looks like a site you would see here with Sea Gulls in-tow : ) trying to grab a snack!!
    Looks good to see earth being turned over..looks a little wet!!!
    Grace

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    1. Its a very high water table in this area at the best of times GG. Of course we have had a lot of extra rain and snow over a long period as well.

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  8. Great set of images Roy. I hope the weather is a bit kinder to the farmers (and us!) this year!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. I think we are due a decent year of weather. (Fingers crossed)

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  9. it is so early to be plowing the fields, I guess they are not too wet. Soil looks nice and dark and I guess the plow turns up some tasty treats for all the birds.

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    1. Yes dark soil around here Nora, thats the reason much of the area of East Anglia is used for vegetable growing.

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