Saturday, 30 March 2013

Fowlmere RSPB Nature Reserve

Sue and I visited the RSPB Nature Reserve at Fowlmere on Friday morning.


This was our fist visit and we did not know what to expect. Its a lovely, resful place. We saw quite a bit of activity, although I did not get many photos.
 
This first one is a Kestral. Sitting on a tree in the middle of a field. This was the best shot I got before it flew away  (don't look too close as its not very sharp).
 

 
 
Near one of the hides is a pond with a 'Burbling' spring Its was great to sit and listent too.

 
 
Male Malard Duck

 
 
A Coot

 
 
 
Old Mans Beard

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 Greylag Geese
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Shapes and patterns in Nature
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 22 March 2013

Coventry Transport Museum

Day one in Coventry was very wet, we visited the Transport Museum. I had fogotten how important the motor industry was for this area. There was a display board that listed all the car (and bike) manufactures that were and are in this area. Starting in 1897 by the Daimler Moror Company.
 
 
 
The next two images show motor vechiles used in the film 'Prometheus'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Tunnel scene for the Italian Job was filmed near Coventry. 
 
 
THIS IS THRUSTSSC - the current fastest land car with and average speed from two runs of 763 miles per hour (in 1997). It was the first car to break the sound barrier. Hence its name Thrust Super Sonic Car
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the way out the inevitable shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

Coventry Cathedral

Sue and I spent a very enjoyable visit to Coventry at the weekend. We spent quite a few hours in the new coventary Cathedral.

















 

 

 

 

 

 


Two Girls

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