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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bloores Wharf

Bloores Wharf Is part of Riverside Country Park and is an old industrial site. It looks like there were six or seven warehouses at one time. This is the first time I have been to this area of the park and as it juts out into the river it is a good place to see the birds.

I must say that I got carried away because when I got home I found that I had taken 196 pictures.I have never taken that many before. I shall divide this up in to three, so that you get a good idea of what is their. This one will be Flora but I have had trouble identifying some of the plants. Never mind they look nice.

Bloores Wharf

Before I start I went down to our observatory with seven others last night and had one of the clearest skies that we had for a long while. After setting up our 14" it was set on M13 (Hercules Globular Cluster). It was not quite like this but near.

Heart of M13 Hercules Globular Cluster.jpg
Globular star Cluster 25 light years away

We moved on to M57 The ringed nebula a planetary nebula  

M57 The Ring Nebula.JPG
Ringed nebula 2300 light years on our door step

I won't go on, so back to the Flora


Old man's beard

Yellow Horned-poppy



Rose Hip

I have added this one after publishing
One frightened Starling
He took off like grease lighting

Part two will be birds in flight tomorrow.


  1. Plenty there, looks interesting, let's hope the plant people of the world pop up and tell you what the flora is.

  2. It would be nice Sue, I have a book on wild flower but I could not find all of them.

  3. Oh Trev, I've got stars in my eyes.....these are stunning ! The flowers, well I think you've done better than I could do, naming them !!Such fabulous shots....Thanks for sharing,
    chris R

  4. Thanks Chris

    I wish we could see them like that but we can't. M 13 was close but you to this one but M57 you need and Astro-camera and lots of time. I have a friend who does take this one like this and he may let me use it

  5. Well done Trev, I see the ghost is good at frightening Starlings he he

  6. Well would you hang around if something that size was heading for you, no off out of it (:-)


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