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Flying Festival of Britain 6-6-21

Its the first Sunday of the month, so its another drive in airshow event at the famous Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. Arrived at 08-00am to join a queue well before opening time at 10-00am, so I can be  umounghts the first to bag a good spot along the crowd line , so I thought.… Read More »

Chipmunk 75.

Last weekend saw the Anniversary of  the DHC-1 Chipmunk which celebrated its 75th birthday of the types first flight. The gathering took place at  Old Warden, the home of the famous Shuttleworth collection, with the weather being the worst for the month of May  on record meant many of the type that was booked in… Read More »

RSPB Ouse Washes.

Last Sunday Myself and Brian Reid visited RSPB Ouse Washes for our once a week walk /photography day. The Ouse washes forms the largest area of washland (Grazing pasture that floods in the winter) in the UK and it attracts a large number of Ducks and Whooper swans in the winter, while the warmer spring… Read More »

Season Opener 3-5-21

Its the start of May and airshow season has just begun with the season premier at Bedfordshire’s  famous  Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden. With  Government Covid restrictions to adhere to, once again the organizer’s had to make it a Drive In event and you had to purchase tickets in advance , you have to be quick… Read More »

Back on the Fence Line.

Well finally made it, lockdown restrictions have eased a bit, and slowly freedom is coming our way, for how long, who knows. Well its a trip to Suffolk, to RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath  to see what is accruing amongst the aviation community, plenty of fence line rumors’ to keep you busy, some came to light… Read More »

RSPB Ouse Fen.

Being local to a number of nature reserves my friend, Brian Reid and I decided to take the short drive to RSPB Ouse Fen in Cambridgeshire. Where the River Great Ouse spills into the Cambridgeshire Fens, a reedbed is coming to life. Hanson and the RSPB are working together, transforming a working sand and gravel… Read More »

New Beginnings at the Lodge.

With spring in the air it’s time to look to see what changes are happening  with our nature. Firstly the trees are starting to get their coats on and wildlife has started to produce their  latest crop of youngsters. For me being back to work and working on a nature reserve the changes are happening… Read More »

New Visitors at The Lodge, RSPB Sandy

My first week back to the lodge and to my surprise we have got 6 new visitors, Dartmoor ponies, which will be with us for a few months grazing amongst the heather. As per RSPB wishes I was asked not  to post any thing on social media sites until the 12th April, to avoid mass crowds… Read More »

Grey Day At Ely.

By traveling a bit further afield, My friend, Ang  and I decided to spend a few hours on Good Friday at Ely. As we haven’t been to Ely for a couple of years, I thought why not have a look round to see what has changed, not a lot a couple of new shops and… Read More »

A bimble around Cambourne.

As lockdown  starts to ease, and the stay at home rule has finally been lifted  the thought of traveling further a field tempted me to stay local for the first week  anyway  and hopefully travel further as the weeks progress. Along with my friend Brian Reid we headed out to Cambridge , Wandlebury park to… Read More »