Monday, October 31, 2011

Great White Egret, update.

This beautiful bird has been at Sprotbrough for almost a week now and there have been quite a lot of people down here especially to see it, and many scores of photographs taken and words written about it.

 Photograph taken by Hugh Parkin of the Great White Egret in the reeds at Sprotbrough Flash at 15.53 pm today.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great White Egret at Sprotbrough.

I feel very privileged to have seen this Great White Egret on Sprotbrough Flash this evening.

According to the books and 'birding' friends it is a rare sight indeed !

Great White Egret and Heron
New photograph taken by Hugh Parkin on Fowlsyke Flash at 17.02 on 26th October .

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Glorious Autumn Garden Colours.

A real feel of Autumn this morning, despite recent warm weather we are well into the season now, and when the sun is out the colours in the garden are glorious.

Michaelmas daisies, hosta leaves and lord and ladies in the rockery.

A brief spell of sun after rain yesterday and the raindrops on geraniums certainly deserved a photograph.
An Acer in the sunlight .......

...........and a small one in the shade has bright red jewel like leaves.


Clashing colours of mahonia, ferns and

These were in flower until snow in November last year.

 Lastly glorious, golden fallen beech leaves.