Sunday, 18 November 2012

Blog - Moving On

Quite frequently whilst out walking with my camera and binoculars, I get asked by people about what I have taken and had I seen anything interesting. Some ask if I write a blog as well. I also refer them to my blog for a view of anything I have taken which I think they may wish to see. It's usually best for ease of memory to advise them to search 'Fenlandwalker' on Google rather than the full title. 

Recently I was made aware that if a search was made of 'Fenlandwalker', the name I had been using had been "Stolen" by another blogger. I say 'Blogger' for want of a least offensive term. I visited this blog (which had only started in June 2012) and placed a comment in the comments section (the only means of contact) reminding the anonymous writer about Intellectual Property Rights etc and what is consider even mannered activity in 'Blogasphere'. There was no response and the comments section of this blog was promptly removed. Either this individuals single brain cell wasn't activated that day or no notice was taken of my views on the matter.

The indeterminate content of this blog is something I certainly do not wish to be associated with, therefore I have decided to stop using my blog and move using another Blogger name completely. I have chosen something that may be more appropriate and something others are less like to copy.  

For those of you that read and follow my blog please see the attached link below to my new blog.

Thanks for following and commenting on my blog and for your consideration in this matter.

Kind regards
Roy

Friday, 16 November 2012

Parkland Walk (2)

The second lot of images from my recent Parkland Walk.

The rivers are very muddy looking which has been caused by the excessive rainfall.



Another couple of sleeping Woodies.




A low flying male Mallard




A pair of Coots involved in some mutual preening?



A Common Gull in Winter plumage.


A feasting Blackbird enjoying Haw Berries.



A small herd of cattle have been put out in one of the Parkland meadows. This will reduce the grass height and maybe we will get to see some feeding Snipe.



A freak and unclear shot of a Black-headed Gull grabbing a fly in flight.


What can only be described as ice cold sky.




Thursday, 15 November 2012

Parkland Walk (1)

Scenes from my recent Parkland Walk

Low lying fields in the Parkland have been waterlogged for a while.
This does have benefits sometimes though as I have observed Snipe feeding amongst the marsh.


I think it is quite amusing to watch ducks like this female Mallard bathing themselves.



They are also quite a 'show off' as well.



Woodpigeons spend a lot of time conserving their energy now in the colder weather. 
They eat two or three times in daylight and roost the rest of the time and with sun on them if possible.


Squirrels are always on the look out for food {:))


Dunnock

As I was quite close, this Grey Squirrel thought I couldn't see him and kept very still for a long time.




Greylag Geese gather in larger flocks during autumn and winter and the resident ones in the Parkland feed in the meadows. They often return to the lakes for water and also a spot of preening.



Another Autumn/Winter sky


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Sunday



So, soon they topped the hill, and raced together
Over an open stretch of herb and heather
Exposed. And instantly the whole sky burned
With fury against them; and soft sudden cups
Opened in thousands for their blood; and the green slopes
Chasmed and steepened sheer to infinate space

Of them who running on that last high place
Lept to swift unseen bullets, or went up
On the hot blast and fury of hell's upsurge,
Or plunged and fell away past this World's verge,
Some say God caught them even before they fell.

Extract from the poem 'Spring Offensive' by Wilfred Owen 1893 - 1918