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Busy evening on the feeders

 

With the evening coming up fast and the cold, wet and windy weather we have had today, the local bird population are desperately trying to top up their energy levels to last the night, especially as many of them have young to feed as well. There is regularly a half a dozen birds either feeding or waiting to get on the feeder this evening.

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Duxford Photoshoot – Tornado GR1

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.

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Duxford Photoshoot – Hastings C1A

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.