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A nice autumnal day and a visit to Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve in East London. This is a complex of reservoirs, which although still functional are maintained as a nature reserve and open space.

There were the usual selection of bird species present and a couple of Migrant Hawker dragonflies. but even though we didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, it was a lovely walk in the autumn sun.

Sunset reflections

Posted: September 29, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History

What a glorious sunset

Through My Lens

On this night in 2018 Fraser Island treated us to a visiting dingo and a blazing sunset reflected in the wet sand.

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Went to Bough Beech Reservoir in Kent yesterday and was shocked to see how little water there was! The main reservoir was very low and the northern basin was totally devoid of water. Was this the result of the recent changes in wildlife management or was there some other reason for the change?

Another Birder told me he had recently visited Abberton Reservoir which is in Essex on the other side of the Thames and that was very low too. So it seems it is just a reflection of the dry summer we had. Let’s hope it rains soon to replenish supplies.

Missing the great outdoors

Posted: July 24, 2020 in Art, Landscape

I guess that one of the big downsides of lockdown for me has been the restriction on travel and I am really missing the wide open spaces. I have been reflecting this in my painting and so am sharing with you a couple of paintings I have done on this theme over the past couple of weeks.

Looking forward to the time when I can experience them in reality

Hyde Park

Posted: June 18, 2020 in Birds, Landscape, Natural History

A walk around Hyde Park in central London

There is something about this stand of trees by the Oast House pool at Bough Beech that fascinates me.

The Tarn

Posted: May 5, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History
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Come with me on a walk around the Tarn.

Autumn Colours 2

Posted: December 24, 2019 in Landscape, Natural History