Tices Meadow

Visited Tices Meadow this morning near Badshot Lea.  The are is an ex gravel quarry, with a large area of open water for wading birds etc.  http://www.ticesmeadow.org/

Unfortunately, it was a grey morning, with a bitterly cold breeze and nor surprisingly few birds were wanting to show themselves. So it was a brief visit, but holds promise for when the weather warms up and the nesting bords return.

Only sightings were a brief glimpse of a Green Woodpecker and a few Long-Tailed Tits, plenty of LBJ tweeting in the bushes, but not daring the breeze.

On the return I came back via Tilford and took a few shots of the old medieval bridge.

 

Watercress line open day

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours watching the stream trains on the Watercress line, taking a few shots and generally enjoying the atmosphere.  Takes me back to being a child visiting my grandparents in Liverpool, where the docks feeder line ran along the back of the houses opposite, but up on a raised embankment, so from a childs point of view it looked like the trains were on top of the houses, happy times.

65017 arrives at Ropley station

The last carriage disappears on the last train of the day,

Ropley signal box

Hello world!

Welcome to the first blog post on my site.

I am an amateur photographer based near the Hampshire/Surrey/West Sussex border, not far from the “Devils Punch Bowl”

All kinds of photography take my interest, but I especially like long exposure shots