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Monday, 28 January 2019

Black Headed Gull

This black headed gull was on next door's TV antenna earlier. You can almost see it thinking, "now where shall I go for lunch?".  It has been a bright, very cold day here. We just got back from a winter walk.  

It is already somewhat lighter in the early evening. I guess it stay lighter by almost an hour since mid December. Snow expected this week!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Earlier Post?

Our mail seems to be arriving earlier. We get one delivery a day and it seems we have a new person on duty. She uses a van. Maybe she does her route in a different order?

Monday, 21 January 2019

Super Blood Moon

At about 0315z, I awoke very briefly. I said to myself that if I awoke again at 0400-0500z I would take a photo of the moon. What happened? I slept until about 0730z. So, no photos of the moon. The next time it is this good is in 10 years' time. Of course, then it will be cloudy! There are lots of photos on the linked page.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Anglesey Abbey Walk

This afternoon in the winter sunshine we did a walk at nearby Anglesey Abbey. Even this afternoon, it was still frosty, so it must have been very cold last night. Although there are now plenty of snowdrops in flower, we saw no daffodils out yet. There are a very few daffodils out, but not the way we walked.

Moulton, Suffolk, UK

A few days ago we went for a walk around the village of Moulton. It is a drive of about 8 miles there. It has an old clapper bridge, a stream, lots of thatched cottages and a fine old church (see photo). We ate afterwards in the Packhorse Inn.


Thursday, 17 January 2019

All Three Amaryllis Plants

This year all our amaryllis flowers are white.  Two were bought by our sons.  They all give us great pleasure.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Little Egrets

Before 1989 these would have been rare in the UK, but now they are everywhere. I am pretty sure this is due to climate change and their range extending.

Soon cattle egrets and great white egrets will be common in the UK too. Already cranes are back in decent numbers. In the next 50 years we can expect more bird ranges to move northwards.