Tuesday 27 January 2015

Wonderful afternoon on the Exe

Well another blog so soon!  Maybe things are getting back to normality.  Stuart line Cruises gave us yet another superb trip on the Exe last wednesday afternoon when Ian Waite was kind enough to let me be his spotter yet again.  The weather and forecast had been a bit dodgy but as it turned out a small area of  blue sky and sun appeared just over the boat almost the entire trip.  The water was so still and the light, although late in the day was wonderful.  The first of the highlights was this seal on the mud banks not far up the river where it stayed 'smiling' close to the boat as we passed it by.

 The avocets looked stunning as usual and as you can see the sun was very low by the time we got up  towards Topsham but it just made them even more stunning

The main highlight had to be 2 beautiful male golden eye swimming close to the boat.  We had wonderful views of both and am ashamed to say the avocets got forgotten on the other side of the boat.

There were plenty of mergansers and the 2nd one looks to me like he has had his hair styled

On the way back by Powderham it was nearly dark but the sky was superb as you can see

It was dark by the time we got back as the trip overran a little but (as I already said) yet another wonderful trip provided by Stuart Line. 

Then last Friday another trip to Darts farm where yet again the penduline tits were showing well when we got there.  It was minus 3 as you can see from the frost.  All the photos on this posting were again taken with my nikon V2 combination for those of you that are interested.


  1. Good to see that you are back in action and still getting great photos Sue.

  2. Glad you're making use of your gizmo - nice Goldeneye shots.