Tuesday, 27 May 2014


I have been hunting down cygnets for weeks. I made several unsuccessful visits to various locations and sadly, a nest that was being watched for me was attacked by a minx the day after the cygnets hatched, but today I found some, by chance, in a park in St Albans.

Here are a couple, the rest can be found on flickr here:  St Albans cygnets

Saturday, 24 May 2014

A rainy churchyard walk

I tried to go for a walk to the top of a hill for a wide view of the amazing clouds today. However those clouds emptied themselves on me when I had got no further than the churchyard.

Here are a couple of my photos before the downpour.
Follow the link to find more:  Rainy churchyard walk, on flickr

Friday, 16 May 2014

Ashridge Forest

After College Lake we had lunch and quick stroll around around Ashridge.
Here is a taster and there are more on flickr.

College Lake, Tring

I went to College Lake in Tring hoping to see cygnets and kingfishers - I saw neither, but it was beautiful and tranquil and I did enjoy snapping away with the sound of birds singing all around.

Here is a taster and more can be seen on flickr.

Sunday, 4 May 2014