Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Lens around Penrith

One loan Black-headed Gull on Thacka reserve,
There has been very little excitement on the reserve, the lads have reported one or two passing migrants, and Fieldfare has been seen, but other than that nothing to make the blood rise.
       The other morning there was 3 Red-legged Partridge in the first paddock just past Thacka cottages, unfortunately I didn't have the camera as this was primarily a dog walk.

Right on the very edge of the town there are 2 small grazing fields and at the moment both have a few donkeys in.

Some of them were a bit camera shy.  

They always look sad to me.

Mother and youngster.

This little fella was in one of the Thacka paddock.

Also in one of the paddocks 4 Black-headed Gulls and 1 Common Gull

The Virgin balloon has been out every day as the weather has been good, although you wouldn't think it looking at this pic. as it drifted through a patch of low cloud,

Then a few mins. later it was out into sunshine again, and at one point it was so low, the people in the basket waved to me.
And lastly the Autumn colours are coming on a treat .


  1. Great photos Gordon~the hot air balloons are stunning!

  2. Thanks Tammy, Yes it was a beautiful morning, the sun still had some warmth and everywhere was still and quiet. Each time they fired up the balloon I could hear it roar.


A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.