Posts tagged “meadows


Canine Free Zone


Midsummer Magnetism

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Neglecting to blog in the month of July means that I am still posting photographs from June…throughout the duration of this hiatus I was still getting out there with my camera, therefore I have collected quite a lot of images to sort through and arrange for the blogosphere…

However for the last couple of weeks my bicycle has been in a workshop for some serious repairs 😐 ….which in turn has given me the chance to catch up with the blog…I was able to borrow a bicycle but I don’t really feel right about cycling long distances and leaving the bike unattended in the midst of the wild…

The above image of a Meadow Pipit is from late June…this bird was still singing enthusiastically in this time amongst the long grass of the meadows which encompass the marsh. 🙂

One Last Chance

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On this day back in the middle of June, many attempts at capturing a shot of a Meadow Pipit didn’t quite make the grade…

Until of course the moment I got on my bicycle to leave…

This young bird met me at the top of the lane and surprisingly waited while I got the camera out of the bag and made the neccesary preparations, still sitting on the bicycle I was fortunate enough to get in one last spontaneous photo session before daylight faded into night.


Ears to Hear

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Savanna Sojourn

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Just like an Oxpecker feeding on the back of a Rhinoceros…except this time it’s a Magpie on the back of a cow…the scene is obviously not Sub-Saharan Africa but the pastures of Friesland basking in the autumnal sun… 😉

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Lady of the Meadow

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In the Meadows

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The wild meadows are full of the haunting songs of curlews, so I sat down in the grass to see what would happen…

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After a while I noticed that I had a companion close by…

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The curlews kept flying around calling and singing, attacking any intruders flying over “their” meadow such as crows, buzzards and herons.

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Later on there were a couple of roe deer running and playing in the long grass.

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As the evening progessed more flies started to arrive… 😕

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