There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

February 18, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number one. We don’t have a lot more photographs to put on the Photo Page.

Lifeboat station at St Justians Pembrokeshire. Porthgain Harbour Pembrokeshir. Lynne.

This is one of 6 Siskins visiting the feeders at the moment.We never saw these birds here until the Locherbie air crash.When they were searching Keilder Forest they seemed to disturb them out of their habitat and since then we have always had a few in February.They are very timid and took it through the window. Lindsay.

Hummingbird Fly Zone This woman is Abagail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana – she did not do it for a lark but had studied them daily and one morning put the cup in her hand with water in it. They had gotten used to her standing by the feeder and came over to her hand. She says in touching they are as light as a feather. Said if had known her husband would take pictures she would have put on makeup !! Alex.

A webcam capture shot from Elaine.

Elaine has sent in a few capture shots over the past coupe of weeks. She sent them by Word. I did not know how to change to a jpg. I was shown today.

Very quick Diary as I have to reset the Telescope as it was wandering to much last night. When I have reset the Telescope I will put the Moon on to make sure that it is tracking as it should be. Jupiter can only be seen from well after 10.pm at the moment. It is to late for me to set it up and focus the Planet.. It will be earlier within a month. I will show it then.

The Geese look as if they are going to nest on the Island. I don’t think that they are the same pair as last year as they are using different banks of the lake to rest on. This afternoon we put a ramp from the Island in to the water in the hope that if the Geese hatch eggs this year, they will return to the Island at night. The Goslings were unable to get back on to the Island once they had left the nest in other years as the bank was to steep. I am not even sure if Geese do return to their nest with their Goslings, but it is worth trying the ramp.

We have decided to put up another camera on the other side of the Lake, so that we can watch the Geese on the nest and have more cameras to try to find out the different spots that the Kingfishers perch. Whilst Diane, John and Vicky were on Holiday here last week they saw the Kingfisher on the monitor in the Cottage, fly in front of the Feeders. We are going to put in a couple more branches in the Lake, as perching places. While I was panning around the Lake I stopped at the Kingfisher branch. There were a lot of very large Fish swimming close by the branch. When the Sun is out they do swim at the top of the water to get the warmth of the sun.