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 cafĂ© 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

Thank you for visiting. 
I am sorry if I cannot always comment at present as I am on holidays, however I am always grateful to those people who leave comments.

Sunday 28 December 2014


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

Thank you for visiting.

Many thanks for all your comments.

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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Friday 26 December 2014


I hope no one will have a heart attack when I only show one photograph today!!!                     I hope you ALL had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday.

I hope you liked the animation that I added to this shot.

Photographed at Bembridge Lagoon
Isle of Wight, UK
November 2013

I am linking this post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

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Thursday 25 December 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS - Robin in snow.

May I wish all Bloggers, Google+, and Facebook members a  very Happy Christmas. 

Many thanks for the many times you have visited my blog and a special thanks to all those who left comments.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES

                                     Walled Garden 
                        County Down Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 24 December 2014


As this is CHRISTMAS EVE, today I am showing you the display that I found in Quarr Abbey when I arrived there after my walk.  It is the story of our Saviours  birth.  Also the next day I walked into Ryde on the I.O.W and visited a chemist who’s staff always dress up in period costume for Christmas and I thought you might like to see them.

The staff all entered into the spirit of Christmas on the past and on my walk home I saw this festive decorated fence below.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I am sure you have all the preparations ready for Christmas Day, no matter how you celebrate it.

For the children among you (count me in on that), I hope Santa will be good to you and I hope you have thought of the many that will be less fortunate than yourselves.

Thank you especially to those at this very busy time who visited and leave comments.  I VERY much appreciate that.