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Monday, 14 November 2011

Martin's Wilson's makes it to Autumn Watch

Michaela Strachan taking a liking to Martin's snipe. (And this is not anagram!) The guy on the right looks likes he's holding a photo that someone took in the snow!

  Did you see it? On Saturday night the Wilson's Snipe, that has been at Lower Moors since the 15th September, became famous on Autunm Watch. I used Martin's superb shot on the 31st October on me blog, along with so many others. Good one mate! Take a look at Martin Goodey website

And here it is

  I didn't have much time, due to work. However, a quick look at Lower Moors this morning found a Yellow-browed Warbler calling. Approaching the hides and I could hear a very vocal DUSKY WARBLER and it didn't take to long to locate it. In front of the hides was the WILSON'S SNIPE, 3 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenshank and 3 Little Egret. Not bad in 15 minutes!

The WILSON'S SNIPE is on the left

There were up to 3 Little Egret on the pool

   Later I just had time to look at Porth Hellick. Again as I was walking on the path from the crossroads, I could hear the other DUSKY WARBLER. However, this one stayed well at the back on the otherside of the ditch and all I got was glimpses of it. The Yellow-browed Warbler above it showed a lot better and nearby I could hear one of the Siberian Chiffchaff calling. It was time to go and on the airfield there were 7 Skylark.

Yellow-browed Warbler showing well in the dull light

5 of the 7 Skylark at the airfield

That dolphin sp at Bar Point that I thought might of been a Stiped yesterday, has been identified as an adult Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.
Watch this! This was sent to me by Martin Goodey this evening and I thought I would like to share it with everyone.
  Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by Ron Garan​bloggernauts/​Astro_Ron and the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around
350 km with a high ISO HD Camera developed by NHK Japan,
nicknamed the SS-HDTV camera. All credit goes to them. I also like the music on this.

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

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