Husband, father, geek.

by Chris Pearson

A Look At Some Fancy Cars

Yesterday as a special treat a close friend of mine took me out Mercedes Benz world to go to a Piston Heads Sunday Service event.  This is where members of the Piston Heads forum just show up in their cars.  This covers everything from basic VW golfs all the way up to top end Lamborghinis, Ferraris and a McLaren.

Lamborghini Aventador

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Silvery Marmoset

Silvery Marmoset

Yesterday I took the day off to take the girls to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Of all the exotics that are on show the one that really took my interest was the Slivery Marmoset.

These small monkeys from Brazil are allowed to run free in the day so can be seen really well sat on top of their enclosure.

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Sunday Night At Manor Farm

As this has been the first nice evening in weeks I took the opportunity to walk round to the Surrey Wildlife Trust reserve manor farm.

There have been reports of some great wildlife in the evenings here so I wanted to see it for my self, and tonight I got to!

A roe deer in the long grass at Surrey Wildlife Trust Manor Farm reserve

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A damselfly taken from the hide at Surrey Wildlife Trust Manor Farm.  A lovey hide with a great view of the river.  This sight looks to have great potential should it ever stop raining.  The log book shows everything from deer to cormorants to owls and buzzards.

Captive Ferruginous Hawk

‘Fudge’, a captive Ferruginous Hawk

This is ‘Fudge’, a captive Ferruginous Hawk taken at a display by Xtreme Falconry at RHS Wisley Gardens. This was taken prior to the display when the birds where resting under capture.

Sunset At Bracklesham Bay

Sunset at Bracklesham Bay

A sunset taken at Bracklesham Bay in Sussex on an October evening.  This was a glorious day which was more reminiscent of a summer day than what should have been autumn.

Owl Butterfly At RHS Wisley Gardens

Owl Butterfly at RHS Wisley Gardens

Every year RHS Wisley gardens hosts a butterfly event in their fantastic glass house.  This runs from mid January to the end of February, and there’s usually a queue to get in.

This is an Owl Butterfly which was on a nice rusted piece of garden furniture.

Common Toad

Common Toad

This common toad was found in our garden under a pile of hedge trimmings from the previous day.  Once the trimmings were removed he didn’t hang around long and hopped off to find some shade.

Bushy Park Stag

Bushy Park Stag

One of the many fallow deer stags that stalks Bushy Park in Surrey.  This was taken during the rut (deer mating season) which usually kicks off in September and lasts 1-3 months.

The deer get most active at dawn and sunset, meaning low light.  However this can give some nice silhouette shots like this one.

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