On Reflection

2 images of Exmouth Marina, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Not of This World …

... ah,  but it is ... on the third rock from the sun, planet Earth. Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight is quite famous for its different coloured sands, and a craft tourist industry has grown up around it since early Victorian times. Here are cliffs of sand of varying hues. The sands are... Continue Reading →

Turnstone

Also called the Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), this was another first for me. There were many of these little birds on the seashore bulldozing the seaweed out of their way with their heads in search of invertebrates hiding underneath it. Feel free to click the images to enlarge and click again to get even closer... Continue Reading →

When The Tide Goes Out

When the tide goes out to reveal shallow pools and masses of clumped seaweed it is time for the waders to come and feed. This Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) does an odd little dance to agitate the water to stir up small fish and invertebrates on which it feeds. Feel free to click the images... Continue Reading →

Pretty In Pink

When I first spied these little beauties along the seafront, especially as they appeared to glisten in the freshly fallen rain, I thought oh yes, wow! How lovely! The small brightly pink flowers kind of jump out at you. The plant is called Common Restharrow (Ononis repens). Exmouth, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.

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