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Leet Water in October 3

Leet in October 3

October 15, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 7 Comments

Leet Water in October 2

Leet in October 2

October 15, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leet Water in October 1

Leet in October 1

October 15, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Heron in the Leet 3

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I think this was a young heron, just learning to catch small fry from the river, by the small weir on Leet Water.  It seemed less aware of people than usual with herons, and so I stood on the bridge and photographed it from above for several minutes, while it stalked about, obviously on the qui vive for morsels; though the most it seemed to get were insects and maybe a tiny fish.

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May 26, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Heron in the Leet 1

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May 26, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heron, Willow, Leet Water

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They have almost a sixth sense, herons; I just caught sight of this one through the branches of the willow, as I was crossing the green to walk under the bridge. It cottoned on to my presence almost as soon as I had taken the photograph, even though I was quite a distance away.  I continued through the ever-thickening undergrowth in the area beyond the bridge, where hardly anyone walks.  Caught sight of the heron again, but once more the bird had spotted me and was off.  I think it was quite irritated by my encroaching on its territory because it flew above my head, looking a touch pterodactylish, screeching. Last time I walked down by the weir on the Leet I saw two yellow wagtails, they weren’t at all disturbed by my presence; unfortunately I didn’t have my camera, as I would like to have recorded them, as I haven’t seen any for years. The swallows are back, and the house martins, and there is a whole host of sand martins down on the Tweed, they are little beserkers when it is sunny and there are insects about.

May 7, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Leet Water: Reflections

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Crow Reflection

March 12, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Leet Water: The Weir

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The Weir

Out walking I pause on the bridge and look down at the water of the Leet that has for weeks been maundering brown and sluggish towards where it spills out into the Tweed, but today sparkles under the blue sky, and is once more full of bubbles and reflections and visible depths.

March 12, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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