Thursday, April 28, 2011

eggs and star clusters

We now have 5 eggs in the box in which the blue tits are nesting. The other boxes are still unoccupied. The image is not good because it was a grab from a video of the TV screen.

Last night I took some photos of the M13 star cluster in the constellation of Hercules.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturn and M3

I was out with the astronomical scope last night. Despite the full moon I got good views of Saturn and the globular star cluster M3.

Friday, April 15, 2011


I was in the garden 9.00 this morning and looked up to see a buzzard circling above. I've seen them on the hills to either side of the dale but this is the first over the houses of the town. Perhaps it was on its way somewhere.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring visitors and nest box activity

This week I have seen and heard Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff and have had a swallow zoom over my head. The curlew are back on the moor and a pair of blue tits are building in one of my nest boxes. Spring has sprung!