Monday, 30 January 2012

Seasonal Splash (5): Bawdsey, More Winter Colour ...

The remains, I'm guessing, of the white webs of last year's Brown-Tail Moth caterpillars (Euproctis Chrysorrhoea) on Sea Buckthorn
We took a 'brisk' walk at Bawdsey on the Suffolk coast yesterday afternoon. It was too chilly to hang about for long . . . though milder than Philadelphia!
We saw a field of swans - probably Mute Swans, but they were a way off and so busy eating that I couldn't see their bills.
The light on the mere and by the martello tower was amazing. You can see at least three of these towers from this vantage point.
David took the photo above for me of Bawdsey Quay.
We really enjoyed watching the fly-pasts of skeins of geese.

The sunset was simply stunning!

We were really surprised to see two rafts of Mallard on the sea. Does anyone know whether this is at all unusual? Were they fishing, do you suppose? In any case, they suddenly took to the air . . .

... when a seal popped up! 

It didn't hang about, so we drove home for a cup of tea. 

8 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful photos!

Kay Weeks said...

Caroline,

What gold and green with measured flight...no frenzy...and you mentioned Philadelphia! Wonderful!
Thanks for taking me on your walk.

L. D. Burgus said...

The color of the water plants in the front is so wonderful. All of your photos are great. I can't see mallards hanging around on ocean water but if there was green foliage or small dead fish, they would be there.

Andrea said...

Hi Caroline, i haven't been here for a while. It is wonderful to see scenes i don't see in our world. Those expanse of red grasses are so beautiful, most especially during sunset in that shot. I love blogging because of scenes around the world i am not privileged to see, so thanks.

Jeremy said...

The colour on those reeds is fantastic; as is the sunset. Some beautiful shots there, Caroline!

Mary said...

Love the orange grasses! Neat to see all those swans. Gorgeous sunset!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and post on your outing. I love the shots of grasses with the beautiful lighting is beautiful. The sunset is gorgeous too. Lovely capture of the birds and sky. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you are having a great day.

Crafty Green Poet said...

thanks for reminding me about this post, Caroline! I have no idea why the mallards would be so far out at sea....