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4th May 2017 - Breezy Broads

A Private Tour today, down in the Norfolk Broads. The weather seemed promising early on, with some brightness first thing, but it clouded over. A cold north-easterly wind, gusting to 30mph plus all day, meant that it was hard going at times, but at least it stayed dry. 1,596 more words


Baby Spoonbills!

It’s that time of year! Babies are beginning to hatch, especially at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm! Above are baby Spoonbills, probably a few days old. 12 more words


In My Head

Confusion…at least I wasn’t the only one. Three paintings from one reference photo.  In my head we were doing three paintings, different views, different colors, different crop, etc.   316 more words


21st Apr 2017 - Spring Warblers & More

A Private Tour today in N Norfolk. It was rather cool and cloudy, with an increasingly blustery west wind in the afternoon and no sign of the promised sunny intervals, but it was dry all day. 2,465 more words


The floodgates are opening, at last

Migration really is a wonderful thing: one minute you can be gazing forlornly at a decrepit stand of brambles, hoping against hope to hear the faintest… 651 more words


7th Apr 2017 - Signs of Spring

A Private Tour in North Norfolk today. It was nice and dry all day, but a bit cloudy and cool in the W/NW breeze. That seemed to keep a cap on migration, although we still managed to see a nice selection of birds on the move and some early returning summer visitors. 2,209 more words


this morning's catch

The floods have cleared, but the parks are still closed (the waters have left unpleasant smells and unwholesome reasons for those smells). But, the birds are coming back. 36 more words