Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Couple

Here are a couple photos from walking along the Oxford Canal near Somerton. I walked there a short bit after work one afternoon last week. I did not see another person.

Somerton Cottage, Bridge 194 - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England

Reed Bunting - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England

Sunday, June 07, 2015


And yet ANOTHER beautiful morning and day. This morning I walked up the canal a way with my longest lens combination (70-200 + 2X) on in hopes a some good bird photos. I didn't get many great ones but I have since learned two things. One, European Goldfinches aren't all bright yellow like American ones. Two, apparently the large bird I saw soaring (actually saw two different ones) is a Red Kite and not very common. Which is why the not so great photos made the cut today :) I wouldn't have really noticed the red kites, except at one point I realized it was higher than a plane flying nearby and it must be a pretty big bird.

European Goldfinch - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Wild Roses - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A Beautiful Morning

Another beautiful morning and day. Here are a few photos from my walk.

Ducklings Cruise the Cherwell - Oxford, England

Grey Heron Grabs Breakfast - Oxford Canal, England

Flowers - University Park, Oxford, England

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Along The Canal This Afternoon

It hasn't been the nicest spring in memory and I haven't been walking the canal as much and the third strike is that I haven't even come close to keeping up with the photography. Today I got home at a reasonable time and it was sunny and in the 70's, first time all three of those happened at once in a long long time. So I took a walk along the canal to check out a path I was considering for a much longer walk this weekend (won't happen, far too overgrown,...stinging nettles at that). Anyway, I did take a few photos.

This Year It's Triplets - Oxford Canal, England

Bridge 238 - Oxford Canal, England

Pond Clean-up Near Duke's Cut - Oxford Canal, England