Monthly Archives: May 2019

Madingley Remembers 27-5-19.

With the bank holiday weather being a bit mixed a trip to the Cambridge American cemetery at Madingley for their memorial day. Memorial day is traditionally  held on the last Monday in May, it is time for Americans to reflect on and honour the service all those who lost their lives in service of the United States… Read More »

Stoke Bruerne 25-5-19

Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, 15 miles north of Milton Keynes along the A-508. As the weather was going to be decent my friend and I decided to take the short trip out for the day, mind you I was expecting to see  a lot of visitors here… Read More »

New Arrivals Pt-2

It’s been nearly a month since I photographed the goslings here  at the RSPB headquarters, Sandy, and in that time they have grown quite a bit. So the state of play is, we had 3 sets of goslings this time, the first to arrive we had 6, the next to arrive 2 weeks later we… Read More »

Those Magnificent Men 18-5-19

Cameras packed, batteries all charged up and of course the picnic all sorted, all in the name of another  Shuttleworth  fix. This time it was the first flying evening of the Shuttleworth flying calendar, 2019,  and what a show it was. During the day I was checking the weather forecast every hour to see were the rain… Read More »

Eagles And Vipers 13-5-19

It was early doors for me on Monday, as a planned trip to the fence line at  RAF Lakenheath was on the agenda. Arrived early so I could get a reasonable spot to park the car, to my astonishment the place was packed,  by 0730 am it was rammed all along the approach end to runway… Read More »

Ickwell May Day 6-5-19

A short visit to nearby  Ickwell for the Annual May Day festival was the order of the day. Ickwell is a hamlet in a leafy part of Bedfordshire 3 miles west of Biggleswade, with the settlements of Upper and Lower Caldecote, Thorncote,  Brook End, Vinager Hill and Budna, the hamlet of Ickwell makes up the civil… Read More »

Season Premier 5-5-19

What a difference a day makes, this time last year we were baking in record temperatures of 28 degrees, this year the temperatures barely got up to 12 degrees which made it the coldest May day weekend here at the famous Shuttleworth Collection  for their airshow premier 2019. All wrapped up warm and ready for the start… Read More »

New Arrivals

Here at the headquarters of the RSPB at  Sandy  the annual get together of a family of Grey lags is in evidence, not only one pair of Geese but 2 pairs which meant there was a bun fight for space on the swimming pool at the back of the lodge  garden. Saying that at the… Read More »

Bluebell Time. 2019

It’s that time of year once again when spring has sprung and new shoots of life begin, the thoughts of cold winters nights has finally been put to bed. Here at the RSPB headquarters at Sandy nature is finally waking up, we have had the snowdrop’s and daffodil’s it is now time for the carpet of… Read More »