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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.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Saturday at Etherow country park

Yesterday Pepe and I went to ECP and were not surprised to see no club members there, just look at the weather there, we managed to get round the big lake without getting too wet, only showers really.


At the to end of the big lake we came across this sluice gate mechanism,don't know why I took this picture, but some people think these kind of pictures are al-right, I prefer the flowers on the last post, perhaps it's my feminine side coming out you might say, I don't think so!!.
the other side of this path is situated the dipping pond that the wardens take school children to.
While there I saw this nice family of Coots, I was taking a video of them with the camera put to my face, arms in to stop shake when I heard, rather than saw a splashing and squawking, something had tried to steal one of the baby coots but the mother had seen it off in short order, I only saw a splash of white and grey and first thought was "A seagull" then I though it could have been a heron, do they steal Coot chicks??


Just goes to show there are predators out there even at these babies sizes.

Thinking of a better camera, and was thinking of a better compact, then saw a "bridge camera", after reading about the "Bridge Camera" which has it sounds is a bridge between the two, all the merits of the SLR without the weight and bulk of them, on-line they are only a few pounds dearer! but in the shops they are quite a bit dearer, so watch this space.
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The annual general meeting of the Clairvoyant's Society is postponed, due to unforeseen circumstances!

It was Groucho Marx who declared "Any club which would admit me isn't worth joining".

A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
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That's all folk's

3 comments:

  1. Good bit of filming our Pete Babs

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  2. Just wish I could have captured the predator as well, that would have been really good.

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  3. Some nice shots in the video, Duckie
    Especially the close ups
    The lake pictureis excellent too

    Bob

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