Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 7:47 pm on 8 January 2014
Two herons at the edge of the island in the pond of Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. I’ve only ever seen one of them at the one time before.
There were curlews in the park too. They’re not there as often as oystercatchers, though. There must be a lot of food for them. Taken from distance to avoid disturbing them.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 12:00 pm on 11 November 2013
Perched on an overhanging bough just off the island on 2/11/13.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 12:00 pm on 7 November 2013
Looking uphill. Almost no part of the path through the park was uncovered by leaves here.
From higher up the path looking back downhill:-
More of the swans. Leaves well on the turn behind:-
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 12:00 pm on 26 October 2013
In Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy, 20/10/13. Trees beginning to turn, leaves afall.
For a few weeks now I’ve only seen three of the surviving five cygnets. Perhaps the other two matured early and flew (or were driven) off.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 8:05 pm on 17 October 2013
We saw a heron in the park a week or so ago but had no camera on us at the time. It wasn’t there the last time we went round but today….
I took this from across the pond in case it took off.
No worries. This was taken from the boating jetty. Much closer view.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 2:00 pm on 6 October 2013
On a rock between Kirkcaldy and Seafield Tower:-
The seals were very quiet, we didn’t notice them for some time. Below shows a slightly different angle:-
And this is further round again:-
Posted in Dumbarton FC, Wild Life at 12:00 pm on 8 August 2013
This spectator on Saturday didn’t think much of the game.
Totally ignoring the play.
PS. I thought you weren’t allowed to invade the pitch….
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Wild Life at 12:00 pm on 31 July 2013
From Menstrie we moved on to an antiques centre just outside Doune in Stirlingshire where both the good lady and myself bought books.
The one I stumbled upon was Recent English Architecture 1920-1940. Published by Country Life, the content was “selected by the English Architecture Club.” Its cover is shown below.
Lots of great Art Deco buildings are pictured inside. The cover illustration is of Woodside Ventilation Station, Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool. It’s one of those brooding, monolithic, Stalinistic edifices.
From Doune we retreated to Bridge of Allan where we dined out (which is to say we dined inside, of course.)
Afterwards we took a stroll through the town and over its eponymous bridge where I spotted this heron in the Allan Water.
This bird is a bit scruffy looking but they’re fascinating creatures. I don’t remember it moving at all while we were watching it.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 10:00 pm on 29 July 2013
(Not to mention several ducks.) In Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy, 22/7/2013.
We hadn’t seen all five cygnets the previous twice we’d been to the park before I took this photo so were pleased to see there wasn’t one missing this time.
They’re showing some adult plumage now.
Posted in Kirkcaldy, Wild Life at 8:34 pm on 18 June 2013
The number of cygnets in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy had, by 7th June, fallen to five. I don’t know what happened to the missing one.