Monday, 28 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Cep / Pennybun
I think this is Brown roll rim
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Yesterday with my scope fixed I spent two hours sea watching off Newbiggin. Auks were moving up in high numbers as were distant Kittiwakes, Manx were in single figures and only a single Sooty flew north but very close. I'm not off til saturday so I'll see how the winds go.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
I must apologise to Dean as he nominated this blog a few weeks ago for this award. I needed a few weeks to try to think of 7 things about myself. Here we go...
1 I was born in Alnwick, Northumberland a long time ago.
2 The middle of 5 siblings I had a normal and happy upbringing.
3 I met Stew (Boulmer birder) when I was 13 and this was the beginning of a lifetime interest in all things natural. Though not a master of any of them I'm happy to be an amateur naturalist.
4 Left school at 16 and offered 4 jobs straight away; a moulder at a local brickworks, working in a pop factory, a petrol pump attendant and a tea boy at an opencast site, I took the latter. I went back into education 11 years ago as I had to so I could do my nurse training, I enjoy my job as a nurse but the shiftwork is often inconvenient.
5 At 18 I was proud to be a full affiliated member of Widdrington station working mens club until its demise 20 years later. See Star turn on 45 pints on you tube to see what you've been missing.
6 I rarely watch TV but I love watching music videos on you tube. My favourite at the moment is Delilah by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band on OGWT.
7 I lived through the prog rock and punk era but I have always been a bit of a folkie but didn't don the sandals and facial hair. As its mid life crisis time a trip to Cornwall has rekindled my interest in the VW campervan so who knows.
The difficult part is choosing some of the links on the right. I think most of them have already been nominated this award so any over there that hasn't. I hope I'm allowed to do that.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Cornish heath...Kenyance cove, Lizard
Colourful Heathers and Western Gorse at Lands end
Thyme Broomrape...kenyance cove, Lizard
Rock sea spurrey...Penzaance
Dead flower heads of Navelwort
Blue snail on lands end.