ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 27 May 2013

THE SUN CAME OUT. (27/05/13)

It has been a bit damp again today, the rain gauge informs me that we’ve had 26.7mm. The sun did pop out a couple of times so it could have been worse.

_V0G6622 I saw a couple of reasonable rainbows.

_MG_0663  Everywhere is very wet though.

_MG_0661   Water rushing down to the loch.

This morning we managed a dryish walk but had to curtail it to dash back for Bertha.

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_MG_0658 copy  I found a couple of Black-throated Divers but before I could get close enough some imbecile threw a stick in the Loch for his dogs. The cretin thought it was funny. School holidays! They should be banned. Hopefully the divers will be back in the morning. The rain has soaked most of the children so they have gone back to whichever hell hole it is that they call home and taken their half witted parents with them.

_MG_0666    I should have taken this Pied Wagtails picture before the holiday as it is twice as wary now.

_MG_0665    The Siskin couldn’t care less and they are happy to tolerate my presence at around a couple of metres.

Today could have been a whole lot worse. I’ll see what tomorrow brings.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, you saw a Diver? Lovely bunch. I love kids, but they should be at school all of time, woops.

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    1. Bob, the diver made the day. At school in the Falkland Isles.

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  2. You really got down on your belly for that Siskin Adrian, dead jealous of them loons/divers, never been able to get close enough to one, fingers crossed for the morning....next time chuck the bloke in the loch:)

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    1. Douglas, I cheated it was a steep bank. I hope they come back. I wish I were young enough.

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  3. Loons are elusive. The diving kind.. not the ones of which you speak who threw sticks.

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    1. Hilary, it really is hell in paradise. If the weather is reasonable it's not too bad as one only has to walk a mile and you are on your own.

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  4. Love that rainbow bridge! :)

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  5. Well behaved kids are rare, so keep your camara at the ready, great read and great photo's.

    peter

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    1. Peter, it's hardly surprising that the kids run amok. The parents are in many cases as bad or worse.

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  6. Looks like you've found paradise there Adrian.
    Two divers? That's just rubbing it in.

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    1. Keith, they don't seem to have any diverlets with them though.

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  7. Great images..
    and I love your commentary.

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    1. Laura, thank you, I just rattle on.

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  8. If the weather is good you should see plenty of Divers on the Braighe (the isthmus between Stornoway and the Eye Peninsula) when you get to Lewis. CJ and I have managed quite a lot of pictures and with your camera.... You shouldn't be troubled by children there either.

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    1. Graham, If you can arrange for an example of each to line up in the sun that would be great. I'll get the ferry booked this week.

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  9. Hey you're using metric!
    You're showing more bird pictures in spite of kids ruining things.

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    1. Red, I switch between the two systems. It's complicated here but rain is usually measured in inches.

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  10. Hi Adrian, just in case you didn't know, here in Canada we call the Divers, Loons. They are on our 1 dollar coin. We call the coin a loonie. Big Bertha is really doing a good job for you.

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    1. Horst, Yes Keith told me you had a different name. Bertha is pretty good even in low light. She is heavy though.

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  11. I like the tumbling down water!

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    1. Pauline, there is plenty to choose from after yesterday. At least it's warm.

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  12. Super images of the 'water and the weather' Adrian, especially the second one with the reflections. Great to see the Black-throated Divers (you're just tacking the p*** now!!) I hope they're back today and have posed nicely for you?
    As for the stick throwing cretin hopefully with a bit of luck, after being let out for the bank holiday, he's crawled back into the pit where he normally festers!
    I hope you've got better weather today?...it's grey,cold and raining here!...[;o(

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    1. Trevor, Bertha got the second whilst I was scanning around. I liked what I saw. The piss taking divers aren't back. They need their wings clipping.
      It is a nightmare here they charge by the truck load and not per person. I've been at it long enough and should have known.

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  13. Love those first two shots- very pretty.

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  14. Beautiful post; mastery of landscape. What a nice rainbow, cascades, and Siskin. Bertha is worth it (for the Siskin anyway).

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