Note to Self

Always carry a camera when out and about because the things you see when YOU Don’t Have A Camera With You Are The Most Interesting.
IF I had my camera last Sunday, there would be a lovely picture of a female Yellow Wagtail in this post.
This would be the Yellow Wagtail that stopped about a foot away from my parked car and said “I’m ready for my Close Up!”

‘Ah!’ you may say, ‘What about ‘What about the camera on your mobile (cell) phone?’

Note to Self………always carry a fully charged ‘phone’

The Wait is Over

Mr and Mrs Moorhen proudly presented 2 chicks to the world this week. The also decided it was time to move out of the spotlight as they had become quite the attraction even though this year there was no traffic cone to nest in.

Moorhen on nest

Moorhen on nest

Watching and Waiting – Still Waiting

For the eggs to hatch

This Years Nest

This Years Nest


Waiting for Mr Moorhen to come home
Mrs Moorhen

Mrs Moorhen


Shopping for food?
Mr Moorhen collecting food

Mr Moorhen collecting food


Not long now……..

Night

Whoosh!

Whoosh!

Watching and Waiting

It won’t be long now before the eggs hatch in the moorhens nest that I have been watching throughout my lunch break by the riverside. The nest (2nd one this year) has been built in the same place as last year though without the added shelter a traffic cone. Yesterday I counted six eggs as Mrs Moorhen took a quick wash and brush up before hopping back onto the nest and waited patiently for Mr Moorhen to give her a leaf or two.

The New Nest

The New Nest

Meeting The Doctors……..

I was at Collectormania last weekend at the MK Dons Stadium (along with several thousand others) and as usual Doctor Who was well supported with former Doctors and Companions signing autographs and meeting people. What I like about this event is the way a lot of people ‘dress up’ You can walk along the concourse and pass two Planet of the Apes sweeping up, a Wookie or two, plenty incarnations of ‘The Doctor’ from babies in pushchairs to people who are old enough to have watched Doctor Who in 1963
I had the pleasure of meeting Paul McGann, Colin Baker and Louise Jamieson, in past years (when it was held in Central MK) I had the pleasure of meeting Sylvester McCoy

Planet of The Apes

Planet of The Apes

Wookie

Wookie

Classic Doctor Who is Back

On the Horror Channel at Easter. I am looking to get re-acquainted with the original cybermen, Ograns, The Wirren, The Thals, The Kaleds, The Green Death, The Sontaruns, to name but a few. And as for companions- Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan, Nissa, Adric. Ace who loved her Nitro Nine and attacking Daleks with a baseball bat and called the Doctor ‘Professor’

Ouch!

Ouch!


Looking for Ringside Seats

Looking for Ringside Seats