Welcome to my new Blog



Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Great Crested Grebe

Yesterday went with John to Blackburn and Rawtenstall, that was after he repaired the leak under his own sink unit!
The biblical reference about casting the mote out of your own eye, before looking at someone else's, sprang to mind.
Whilst at Rawtenstall we were just across the road from the station and saw the steam train coming in.

Just caught it!
The station

To-day Pepe and I went to Etherow for lunch and a nice walk round the lakes and managed to capture this nice Great Crested Grebe getting spruced up to attract a mate.
I remember the first time I saw these beautiful birds, it was at Beeston near Nottingham where my sister and her husband had a Mobile Home on the banks of the River Trent with canals branching off it.
Perhaps that's where I got the Narrow Boat urge, anyway there were gravel pits near by and there were a pair of Grebe's doing their courtship dancing, what a beautiful sight that's stayed in my mind ever since, and to-days bird preening itself ready for a mate brought back that happy memory





Oh yes and here's the last picture of the Narra Boat model with Reg No and Licence added

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Monogamy leaves a lot to be desired.

Crime doesn't pay but the hours are optional.

No leg is too short to reach the ground.

There is nothing like horse riding to make a person feel better off.
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That's all folks!.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Duckie
    Nice video of quite a rare duck for Etherow
    I like the neat registration number..........It looks very authentic

    Bob

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  2. cant beleive you remembered the grebe from all that time ago!
    BnB

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