Thursday, 9 February 2012

Reliving the past....

I've been thinking for quite a while that I really wanted to get out to the coast, visit some of my old haunts, and check on some of my Red-caps and Hoodies, but I couldn't find any times when I had a day off and someone was free to come with me. The other day, I decided that I wouldn't let that stop me anymore - I was going with or without any one to accompany me. After all, I spent an entire summer travelling up and down that coast by myself. So, I did what I always used to do, packed up Barry, started an audio book, and hit the road. And I had one of the best days I've had all summer. I've decided to make the trip at least annually from now on.

This was a bird watching trip, not a photographic trip, but I took my camera with me anyway and go a couple of decent shots. My time was definitely not focused on the photography, though.

Mr Hoodie

A whole family of Hoodies! Notice the teenage Hoodie (the pale one) next to Mrs Hoodie, and Mr Hoodie close by.

Mr Red-cap

Mr Tern

Mr Pacific Gull

Mr Pied Oystercatcher

Friday, 3 February 2012

Monkey Competition!!!

Here are some photos of the monkeys at City Park from when Mum and I did some monkey watching a little while ago. I thought it might be fun to have a *caption competition* so I want you all to choose a monkey photo, save the image onto your computer, use your choice of image editing software, add your choice of words, and email the captioned image to me. Then I'll upload all the entries and we'll sort out a prize when I've thought of one.

I'll try to caption all of the pictures and upload them with your entries. You should all have my email address, but if not tell me in the comments and I'll get it to you.

So get captioning, people. You have one week. ish.