Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Parkland Walk - The Latest

Scenes from my latest Parkland walk.
The main subject to 'Crow' about in this post is flooding.

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm f2.8 lens. 1/640 at f4. 100mm. ISO200

The river below runs through the entire length of the Parkland and as can be observed is flooding to the top of its banks.


This tributary (below) runs from that river (above) into the largest of the three lakes in the Parkland.


Don't think I will try and walk over the bridge on this occasion.





Blue Tit feeding on Alder seeds





With all the flooding there is no fishing for this Grey Heron so he is just sitting it out.



While I was taking some shots of this dead plant (above) I noticed a group of gnats flying up and down
 (as they do) in the same location.

Lumix GH3. 35-100mm f2.8 lens. 1/4000 at f2.8. 100mm. ISO1600





There are still lots of Wigeon in the smallest of the three lakes.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/500 at f8. 300mm. ISO400



Hazel catkins are showing already.


The best way to travel along this river bank at the moment is on horseback. It gets very muddy underfoot along this particular walk. I will leave that to the horse for now and wait till the Summer when I can shoot butterflies and dragonflies in that area. 


"Glazed" Fungi.
I no nothing about fungi, but a quick search reveals that this may be Velvet Shank (Flammulina veluptipes)


More flooding scenes, this time in the meadows area, which is prone to flooding at the best of times.

Lumix GX1. 14mm f2.5 Lens. 1/250 at f8. ISO160



This below is a small pond area that is fed from the main river. 
It to is flooded and you can normally see a bank in front of those trees.





42 comments:

  1. Oh no, do not cross the bridge .....
    Very pretty blue tit :) and I love widgeon
    These landscapes are beautiful.
    Nice day

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  2. HI Roy That is a lovely Parkland and I love you photographs. Lovely blue skies and great reflections in the water but I cannot feel so sorry for those people who have been flooded and even cut off

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes it must be awful for them.

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  3. Hi Roy

    I noticed the UK was having some bad weather, these shots of the river are pretty dramatic, I was also impressed you captured the gnats so well.

    Regards
    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy, yes its the snow storms blown across from the States that warm up on the way and rain on us.{:))

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  4. Good post with great photos, your catkins are a lot further on than mine, lovely shot. Luckily we are high up, so no flooding but very wet and muddy not great for walking.

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  5. wat een pracht serie Roy hopelijk word het nu wat droger bij jullie wamt dit is toch wel heel erg.

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    1. Thanks Nic, niet veel teken van het steeds droog nog.

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  6. Roy, wow! It is amazing how a flood can so transform an area! Beautiful pictures though!

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  7. Lovely stuff Roy, these images are so bright, colourful and full of life :-) The Wigeon pics are just superb and I also liked the gnats in flight. I hope the flooding doesn't become too serious in your part of the country :-)

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    1. Thanks David. We are pretty well drained in this part of this part of the country otherwise most East Anglia wouldn't exist.{:))

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  8. Hey Roy.... Here you would be able to skate on most of those scenes right now! ; )
    Nice shot of the fungi ,and the gnats are too!!
    Great colors through out !!
    Sorry about the rain and high water ! : )

    Grace

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  9. what a wonderful location to walk Roy; you picked up some very lovely scenic photos

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    1. Thanks Carole, its great for ducks at the moment.{:))

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  10. My goodness!
    That is real flooding indeed!
    I am not really surprised since in Brittany we had much flooding too and very high tides preventing the water from rushing out to sea.
    That is what nature is about and we humans end to forget it!
    Even your heron is at a loss to fish! LOL!
    Lovely footage Roy!

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  11. Super photos of the power of the river and how it can transform a landscape. It's great to see some catkins already, I must look for some here.

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  12. You have had a lot more rain than we have , we've got off relatively lightly. The photos of the flooded areas are lovely though. Love the one of the hazel Watkins, they look much more advanced than they are here.

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    1. Thanks D, perhaps you will get all the snow.{:))

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  13. Wow ... what a beautiful scenery Roy!
    Beautiful like this show. I'm impressed.
    Class!

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  14. Hi Roy !
    yes, it's a cross between a Mallard and Pintail.
    It is not common and I was glad to see

    Nice day :)

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    1. It was unusual Nathalie, but pretty plumage.

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  15. Hi, Roy, sorry I haven't been by in awhile. Just haven't been very motivated. Lovely pics today! That Blue Tit was looking right at you!! Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Stay safe.

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  16. I hope you don't get any more rain Roy but these are beautiful photos and I too was impressed with the photo of the gnats. Love your header of the robin too. Hope you were wearing your wellies!

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    1. Thanks Denise, I was only wearing walking boots and tried to avoid the water where possible.

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  17. All such beautiful photos. I love the colors and textures and blue sky. You have some similar birds to us and I love the shots of the wigeon. Such a pretty duck.

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  18. Hi Roy!! Lots of water there for sure. Good for Ducks and the Wigeon is a beauty. I was also impressed with the gnat photo. Hope the floods drain away by now and crossing the bridge is possible.

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    1. Thanks Nora, the bridge was still flooded this week.

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  19. Hi Roy!
    Thanks for your kind comment!
    Since the weather is so peculiar these days, my only pic possibilities are "my" buzzards!
    I was a bit scared you'd all be fed up with them! LOL!
    Fortunately, I have some in flight coming up soon.... for a change! ;-)
    Keep well!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I would never get fed up with those images.

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  20. this is a very beautiful series Roy; I enjoyed the walk (in cyberspace) very much. I really like your header shot - snowflakes, or snowdrops? So pretty to see en-masse... You sure have had a lot of rain over there; I hope there will be sunny skies for you real soon

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    1. Thanks Carole.
      Snowdrops thankfully Carole.

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  21. I love all these photos Roy, the wigeon shots are wonderful, as are the others on your walk. Love the lighting on that crow too by the way. Lots of flooding still?

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    1. The flooding is receding in most areas Denise, but still pretty awful on the Somerset Levels.

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