Some more photos from last week’s photoshoot. This is the Spitfire Mk24. Unfortunately we were only allowed to look into the cockpit and not sit it it. Amazingly this Spitfire was in service from 1947 to 1983 where it flew with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force.
Another selection of shots from the recent photoshoot at Duxford. This Tornado GR1 was first in operation in 1983 and took part in the Gulf War. This is one of the most ‘un-restored’ aircraft we saw, it looks as though it has just come in the hangar straight from a sortie, it looks great and ‘authentic’ not like a museum piece.
Another set of photos from this weeks photoshoot. This is the Airco De Havilland DH9. Built in 1918. This WW1 bomber has recently been restored and looks great. I love the wicker pilots seat!
Another set of photos from the Duxford open viewing photoshoot. This time it is the Handley Page Hastings C1A, a troop carrier from the late 1940’s. This is the first time I have been in one of these aircraft and the upward slope of the cabin when on the ground is amazing. As usual with military troop carriers of the time all the seats for the troops faced backwards as that is the safest way in the event of a crash. A marvelous aircraft.
We had a great evening out at Duxford last night. There was a photoshoot for IWM members. We got to look around several aircraft and here are some photos from inside their Lancaster bomber. It felt a real privileged to just be able to climb into one of these iconic aircraft. One day I would like to fly in one.
I do love engines! This is the B24 Liberator ‘Dugan’ at Duxford.
A couple of photos from the Land Warfare museum at Duxford. We very rarely visit this museum as it is at the far end of the airfield, but it is well worth going there. There is a Normandy Landings exhibition there at the moment.
I saw this lovely Chipmunk at Duxford this weekend. I just had to photograph it 🙂
One of the lovely Dunnocks I was watching last weekend.
Great fun watching the Sparrows and Dunnocks feeding off the seeds in the bushes this weekend. Our caravan makes a great hide, I can sit in comfort taking photos through the open window.
Snowing this morning, managed to get a few photos of the Goldfinches through the window. Too cold to go outside to photograph them! 🙂
The new Tilbury docks as seen from Canvey Marshes.
We had a lovely walk along the river at Little Waltham the other day. There were this lovely pair of Canada Geese there.
I saw a flock of Birds that I did not recognise on my walk at Canvey West Marsh a couple of weeks ago. Asking around it seems that they are Lapwings.
Here are some photos I took last Friday afternoon. I was walking in the RSPB reserve at Canvey West Marshes and through the trees I saw this Buzzard hunting in the reeds. I was so luck being in the right place at the right time.
We still have about a dozen Goldfinches that did not migrate south for the winter. They love the Sunflower kernels and we regularly have a few waiting in various parts of the garden to feed on the feeder.
Why is it when you have 2 bird baths with clean water in them, the Wood Pigeon wants to drink the dirtiest water in the garden? 🙂
Had a cold walk this dinner time, Even the local fishing pond was still iced over!
With this cold snowy weather, I am still processing the photos from last weekend as that was the last time I was able to just sit down and watch the birds. Here is another action shot of a Goldfinch coming in to land on the feeder.
Here is another photo from the weekend. I love this photo, although it doesn’t show a lot of detail, I love the light shining through the wing.