Frozen Mornings

The cold spell still lingers. March was colder than any of the preceding 4 months, and April is carrying on the trend. Temperatures barely climbing above 2° or 3°C (35-38°F), and snow on the ground. This is Brighton racecourse early this morning.

There were one or two dog-walkers about, and a handful of birds. The magpies were relatively abundant, and though I could hear the skylarks I only managed to spot one of them. Tricky little things to see, but nice to have them active again. I’m sure they would welcome some warmer weather.

Last shot is another landscape taken just before I headed in to work.

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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  1. derWandersmann April 5, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    Sunlight makes a difference.

  2. gdare April 6, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Words, that magpie photo is PERFECT!!! :yes: :cheers:

  3. SittingFox April 7, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Great magpie shot! It looks like it is still perfecting its balance! 🙂

  4. Words April 10, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    dW, sunlight certainly helps. If you see any more can you send it in our direction. I fear it's got lost.

  5. Words April 10, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Darko, thanks!

  6. Words April 10, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Adele, thanks!

  7. derWandersmann April 10, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Originally posted by Words:

    I fear it's got lost.

    Lost here, too … the whole country's getting hammered, snow and rain with high winds, progressing from West to East.
    Check out my Gemini album; it's a relief from local weather.

  8. Words April 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    dW, that album is astonishing!

  9. derWandersmann April 13, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    Thanks, Words. I've been saving those slides since the '70s … it finally paid off.