May 10 https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/ May 10 Pygmy Shrew Clive spotted this little chap on the bank whilst we were filling our water tank. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356434 81356434 Pygmy Shrew He was so engrossed in hunting that he let Clive get really close! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356436 81356436 LBJ! Little Brown Jobby! We often see birds in trees but can't always identify them! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356435 81356435 Barn Owl Clive got up just after 6.00am to photograph this owl! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356437 81356437 Barn Owl I think it was worth it! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356438 81356438 Barn Owl They really are beautiful birds. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356439 81356439 Barn Owl It was flying around for quite a while https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356440 81356440 Barn Owl Obviously a bit of a poser! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81356441 81356441 Two Clives! Clive Morris and Clive Kittel - it caused quite a bit of confusion for Riki and I!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049434 82049434 Mel and Jaffa Renewing our aquaintance over a glass of wine! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049438 82049438 Jaffa! He definitely had his eye on my wine! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049435 82049435 Jaffa! He's making his move now! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049437 82049437 Typsy Caique! There he goes, slurping my wine! He did this several times and must have been inebriated! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049441 82049441 Alison and Harry This cockerell had the most amazing hair do! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049442 82049442 Kestrel We spotted this hovering kestrel at the side of one of the locks. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049436 82049436 New babies! A mother duck with her clutch of ducklings. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049439 82049439 Riki at the helm This puts me to shame - I really must learn how to do it! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049440 82049440 Robin red breast! This tame little chap came very close to us as the boat was coming up in the lock. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82049445 82049445 Orang Utan We were rather surprised to see this large chap peering out between the geraniums!!! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977687 82977687 Geese It's lovely seeing all the new babies along the canal. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977688 82977688 In the pink! Some of the kids from Hemel Hempstead School running for Breast Cancer Awareness. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977689 82977689 World War II Planes Clive heard the sound of Merlin engines and rushed out with the camera! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977690 82977690 World War II Planes The one in front is a Spitfire the other a Hurricane. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977691 82977691 New planters I am delighted with my new "garden" - can't wait for them to bloom. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977695 82977695 Eek! A bit of tongue in cheek here I think - well I certainly hope so! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977693 82977693 Woodpecker We stopped to fill up with water and spotted this Great Green Woodpecker in the adjacent field. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977692 82977692 Heron These large birds look like pteradactyles when they are flying! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977694 82977694 Refloated! This boat had sunk and the BW guys had refloated it and were taking it to Rickmansworth. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977696 82977696 Strange craft! Yet another odd looking boat to add to my collection of strange craft! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82977697 82977697 Coot's nest This huge nest was right opposite our boat near the GSK bulding. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975853 83975853 Cute Coot! When the parent birds left the nest look what we saw! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975852 83975852 Brentford moorings It was very pleasant here really. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83976887 83976887 Three abreast! Teddington Lock is huge and all the boats were packed in like sardines in a can! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975854 83975854 Big Wide Thames Its wonderful to be out on the Thames again after the confines of the canal. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975855 83975855 Flotilla of narrowboats! All the boats streaming out of Teddington Lock! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975856 83975856 Obstacle course! They were everywhere - Clive didn't know which way to turn so in the end went straight through the middle! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975857 83975857 Royal barge! This elegant craft passed us yesterday - I don't think Her Majesty was on board though! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83975858 83975858 Large and small There were all sorts of craft on the river - from large paddle steamers and small cruisers to narrowboats and canoes! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83976886 83976886 Busy Thames There were so many boats of every kind out on the river in the sunshine. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83976888 83976888 Feeding the flock! Some of the many swans and geese that populate the river here at Kingston. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83976889 83976889 Dinky watering can This is just what I was looking for, the perfect size for watering my planters! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=83976890 83976890 Mistletoe Ball Its amazing seeing mistletoe growing on a tree like this. The balls are so perfectly round! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386946 84386946 Chasing ducks! Harry had great fun running around the gardens at Hampton Court Palace. Not sure the ducks were too happy! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386947 84386947 Hampton Court Sunset Watching the sun going down over the Thames. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386948 84386948 Ali and Harry We stopped to have an ice cream here. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386949 84386949 Mistletoe "tree" I absolutely love to see misteletoe growing on trees, this is a particularly magnficent example. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386950 84386950 David and Stuart Stuart and partner David held their civil marriage in Windsor Guild Hall - so did Elton John and of course Prince Charles and Camilla! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386952 84386952 Clive and Stuart Old pals ogether again after about 35 years! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386953 84386953 Stuart's Baby Grand It takes up half of the living room! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84386954 84386954 Bach! Stuart is a wonderful pianist and we were delighted when he played for us. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84387284 84387284 Capsized! This yacht had far too much sail up for the windy conditions! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652121 85652121 Heave! They gently started to lift her from the water. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652122 85652122 Heave again! The sail emerged from the water. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652124 85652124 Up a bit! Slowly she started to rise. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652123 85652123 Up a bit more! She's almost there. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652120 85652120 Hooray! Finally she was back upright again. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85652125 85652125 Greenfields This beautiful house was once the home of W H Smith, the bookseller! https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85653579 85653579 Thames mooring Our lovely mooring just before we got to Henley on Thames. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85653580 85653580 Lovely views This is the view of the South bank. https://www.morrisfolk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=85653581 85653581