Monday, 29 June 2009

Jersey - Day 1 pm.

Day 1 continued: This is the north-easterly view from above Greve De Lecq as we began our descent to the car park.
One of a few Herring Gulls waiting patiently around the car park for a hand out.
We then drove west to Grosnez, another good sea-watching site at the right time of the year. On this occassion there was a very strong westerly wind and apart from a few gulls nearly everything else was keeping under cover. We did however get brief sightings of Linnets, Meadow Pipit, Rock Doves and heard a Skylark.
This was the scene way below our feet.
A rocky outcrop covered in a variety of wild flowers, grasses etc.
From Grosnez we followed the winding road southwards to the northern end of St Ouen Bay. Despite scanning all possible areas we failed to spot any wildlife.
Parking out on the water is no problem.
The final part of day 1 was spent further south at St. Ouen Bay were we enjoyed a welcome ice cream while scanning towards St.Ouen Pond (You may just be able to make it out in the distance).
This is a Nature Reserve but access is very limited. We followed a path to a very tiny hide but again there was nothing to photograph. We did however get a brief view of a Cetti's Warbler sculking in the hedgerow plus Grey Heron, Little Egret and two Marsh Harriers but all too far away for the camera.

14 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place! All of these are spectacular views.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the turquoise color of the water by the rocks. Looks to be a lovely drive. I'm sure it was hard to come home!

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  3. For the life of me, I couldn't imaging Jersey looking as beautiful as all this, but that's because when I first started reading your post, I thought you were talking about New Jersey, The Garden State, in the USA! But further reading had me convinced that this could not possibly be Jersey state.

    Anyway, it's wonderful that you had the opportunity to get away. I would have been clued in much earlier if Google automatically posted the blogs I follow into my "Blogs I Follow" list. I never really liked the reader.

    Thanks for the pics!

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  4. Beautiful scenery Frank. Love that shot of the waves crashing on the rock.
    Shame the rest of the birds weren't as co-operative as the posing Gull, but good sightings so far.

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  5. More lovely scenic photography Frank.

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  6. Hi Frank,
    Welcome back... It is a nice trip you are offering us, with beautiful colourful pictures... I love the boat parking area!!

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  7. Hi Frank lovely lovely scenic shots... The water shots are my fav...love water.

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  8. Hi everyone. Glad you are all continuing to enjoy the tour around Jersey.

    Lynne, Leedra, Kelly, Keith, Roy, Chris & Crista. I may find a few more views for you to savour, but the next posts will be something different once I find time to sort the images, so please be patient!

    Sorry Rene, I probably should have repeated that this is Jersey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France.

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  9. What a beautiful place! The water is so very turquoise!

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  10. Hi Jayne. Glad you like the location as much as me, including the deep blue sea.

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  11. Some of these photos look as if they should be post cards..looking down on to those outcrop rocks..oh my..what a site. Gorgeous sea and the color in your shots are very nice.
    A cetti's warbler..I will have to look that one up on line..Thanks for the walk it was nice!

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  12. The views and scenery are just gorgeous! I love how you captured the water crashing against the rocky outcrops! Wonderful, wonderful!

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  13. Just catching up! Sounds a wonderful visit and the scenery is just great. There's something special about waves crashing over rocks. Good pictures - certainly making me a tad green coloured! Lol

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