Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Jersey - Final Post.

This is the final post of our recent trip to Jersey (Channel Islands) and here are a few more views of the northern coast. [Please click any image in this post to enlarge].
I couldn't resist including one of the many Herring Gulls that patrolled the cliffs during our various walks along the coastal pathways.
This fellow was not very co-operative but I managed a record shot of this Green Hairstreak.
This Mallard family was sighted during a gentle stroll to one of the reservoirs.
Most days we took a circular walk around the roads close to our hotel and one morning the 'kia..kia" call of a Common Buzzard prompted me to look up and catch this individual flying overhead.
This was the closest we got to seeing a Puffin.
A "Maid of the Meadows, a true Jersey cow.
A Magpie keeping the insect numbers down - something I don't recall seeing before.
Dammed shame I can't move very far!
This was the only cockeral that didn't wake us up in the mornings!
Foxgloves were abundant alongside the coastal paths. The lilies were a present to Anita from Charlie (a daffodil grower friend) who we visited and were brought home in a large box packed in one the cases together with some Jersey spuds.
Thank you Jersey for a pleasant break away from work. Maybe we won't leave it another 30 years before returning.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful little dialogue and terrific photos as always. Love the Puffin and your comment.

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  2. Cracking shots of the views Frank. Looks a beautiful place to visit.
    Nice one of the Green Hairstreak; never seen one before.
    Those cows look like ya just wanna cuddle 'em, especially that third one. lol

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  3. What a beautiful place! I love the landscapes. Love the bird shots. Thanks for taking us along.

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  4. ...that lovely little green butterfly really caught my eye. He looks like he's been dipped in sugar--or maybe fairydust, sparkling in the light. I've never seen a green butterfly.

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  5. Lovely views Frank and from a great height it would seem.

    Not sure that I've ever seen a Green Hairstreak - great shot.

    Unusual cockerel ;)

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  6. A lovely pictorial account altogether Frank. Great Hairstreak image.
    The Jersey bull. not the largest breed of Bull the Jersey in fact quite small, but probably the one most not to be trusted, that's why he's on a tether.

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  7. Frank, love the Green Hairstreak, but even more I love those Jersey cows. Those big brown eyes just melt my heart! Also enjoyed the pollinator post. Cheers!

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  8. Lovely photos of a beautiful and very picturesque place. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks Mona. It hopefully gave a taste of Jersey. Good to see the local fishermen taking an interest in the wellbeing of the Puffin.

    Keith. We could get lost for ever scouring the countryside - lots of farmland & the coastal cliff walks. Roy suggests cuddling the Bull might not be a good idea!

    Steve. The countryside & coastal scenery was great, but you may have had different thoughts about the the heavily built up areas e.g. St Helier if I had bothered to take any pics!

    Kelly. The upperwing of Green Hairstreak is BROWN and inconspicuos but the underwing is a different story.

    Tricia. Definitely shot from on high. We did consider heading down to one small cove but then decided NO...think of the climb back up.

    Roy. Thanks for the additional info. We may need to put a tether on Keith!!

    Heather. Cows are always loveable. Glad you liked the pollen blooms.

    Mick. Cheers I'm pleased you enjoyed the trip with us.

    Have a good weekend everyone & I hope the weather is kind to us all. FAB

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  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time. The coastline is gorgeous and you saw some very pretty scenery.

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  11. NW Nature Nut. It was certainly better than working. Fresh coastal air & scenery what could be better for the soul.

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