January Small Stone# Nine

Midweek. What to do to make Humpday pass well? On Sunday I walked at Bowling Green Marsh and the weather was dismal, damp and mizzely. There were hundreds, perhaps thousands of resting migratory birds, but I didn’t have my camera and I had my hands full with the dogs. This was the best I could do with my phone camera. DSC_0008

These out of focus sweeties are widgeon. Today, the sky was brilliant blue, so I checked the tide tables and convinced a hobbit that he needed to drive me. I promised him treats – he’s a bird lover, he prefers birds of prey really but has never been there.  I still only had my phone camera, but this was the view. DSC_0033I ran him down the lane, into the hide and then to the viewing platform. Pretty good for a lunchtime jaunt eh?


24 thoughts on “January Small Stone# Nine

  1. The hobbit likes this.

    Isn’t it strange to think that a mere 5 minutes of driving can separate the insanity of an open plan office in Wonford and a gorgeous capsule of tranquility along the estuary.

    Next time I will be armed with a super zoom camera in anticipation of catching a glimpse of an osprey. An osprey on the estuary…well, well! Who would have thought it, huh?

      1. That’s so true! Better to use what you have on hand than to use nothing at all. I don’t even have an iPhone and my camera’s quite heavy, so I don’t carry it around all the time. I miss a lot of things because of that. 🙂

  2. It’s amazing what a bit of Sun can do. The first picture was exciting , with all the birds feeding and resting. There’s a lot of white birds around Houston feeding on the green grass and close to the lakes. Just don’t know what they are.

  3. Ooh, I could do with a little trip in the sun. I know it’s there, I’ve seen it out of the window. Best I could do at lunchtime was to slap some paint on a journal page. I suppose that counts as ‘leisure’ too……..?

    1. It does yes, but I have to try to get some light each day at lunch while the days are so short. So glad I went yesterday because today it rained and I walked for twenty minutes with my umbrella.

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