Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Birds at Ryde Beach, Isle of Wight

Following on from showing the Sanderlings on another part of the Ryde beach yesterday, I saw these Oystercatcher, Turnstone and look close and you will see 3 Sanderling.  You will see from the second shot that I had to zoom and crop heavily.  There is a short video of these birds at the end of the post.











Oystercatcher with Sanderling.





Turnstone



Pied wagtail, Black headed Gull and Wood Pigeon.



I hope you enjoyed seeing these lovely birds on Ryde beach. 

I have a short video which on editing I have slightly slowed down. 
 CLICK HERE if it does not appear below.



A few of you wished to know about the Sanderling in yesterday's post that had coloured bands on its leg.  The Sanderling (Calidris Alba) in my photo is B6BWYW. (BTO internatonal ref would be LBBW,RBY,BF,W) It was ringed at Eastoke Hayling Island by Peter Potts on 18/9/2013 and have been seen and recorded several times after that.

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Sanderling at Ryde Beach, I.O.W.

If you follow my blog you will know I am on the Isle of Wight at present and the other day, my friend Eileen and I went to see the Sanderling on Ryde beach and these are the shots and video I took.  Some of the video is slow motion.















The Sanderling (Calidris Alba) in my photo above is B6BWYW. (BTO internatonal ref would be LBBW,RBY,BF,W) It was ringed at Eastoke Hayling Island by Peter Potts on 18/9/2013 and have been seen and recorded several times after that.

The first 2 video clips on the video are at normal speed however the last clip I shot  in slow motion and it is of the Sanderling in the first clip fending off another Sanderling who was trying to take food from him.

If the video does not appear below (watch until the end), CLICK HERE



I hope you enjoyed seeing these lovely tiny waders and tomorrow I will  show you other birds I encountered on the beach.


 If you see wish to see more posts about the Sanderling that I have made previously, put Sanderling into SEARCH on side bar.

There were a couple of suggestions regarding the unknown vegetable in yesterday's post and the jury has decided that the vegetable is  New Zealand Yam, thanks to ifthtunderdontgetya. I would also like to thank Gini, Wally's wife for making a suggestion.  Should any of you wish to purchase, grow it or even cook it, this web site might be useful to you.  CLICK HERE

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable at Quarr Abbey

Last week when I walked to Quarr Abbey, I called in at the café where they were selling organically grown fruit and vegetables and as I thought they looked so colourful I  photographed them. I also saw these few last flowers blooming.  



New Zealand Yam








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Sunday, 28 December 2014

SUNDAY THOUGHT

The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead, he is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, 
but wants all to turn away from their sins.

2 Peter 3:9


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Have a great Sunday and I hope everyone who reads my blog will have a very blessed, healthy and peaceful NEW YEAR.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Animals at Quarr Abbey

These are these are the pigs, horses and sheep I saw at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight.  There were also quite a number of hens however they were in accessible to photograph.

















I hope you enjoyed this post and that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS

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