Monday, 16 January 2012

Winter Sun

What a day! Every day is awesom but today the sun once again smiled upon these isles allowing some stuff to be seen. Not much time to construct a long-winded tangent about how the refractive qualities of water, when combined with intense sunshine and low wind speeds, allow great seaduck watching...oh wait.

Anyway the highlighs from today were 6 Great Northern Diver, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 8 Brent, 2 Scaup, 2 Eider and 2 Long-tailed Duck plus the dark 1st winter Iceland was hanging out with the yobs down the dump.

Meanwhile all this winter dullness of late (discluding todays beautiful conditions) inspired my to photograph some of the bits flowering around the garden at the minute:

Will add their names when I have time later...exotica versus natives.

Finally there's not been much going down on the moth front, certainly due to very low tmeperatures and a brist SE wind. But here's an Acleris hastiana, a neast little tortrix that loves the winter.

And some bird pics...



Iceberg Seagull

See you on the flipside.

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