Tuesday, 23 September 2008


I found this great video on Youtube featuring one of my favourite songs; Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros.

The music to the video you may well know as the theme to Planet Earth.

To me the images and film on this video show how special this planet is for its Geography and wildlife. What do you think?

Hoppipolla is well suited to the Planet Earth theme and I can see exactly why it was picked. Each little bit of the music means something, well to me it does. The accented drum beats give the feeling of movement/migraton for example.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Old Moor RSPB reserve

I've only been back at school three days and I already have a lot of work, so yesterday the weather was great so I went to Old Moor RSPB reserve for the day to have a break from everything. I have recently been given a new camera as it was time to have an upgrade from my old one, so going to Old Moor gave me a chance to experiment with it. I'm glad I did take it - the light was fantastic and there was a lot to photograph.
Birds seen: Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Mute Swans, Gadwall, Little Egret, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Little Grebes, Great Crested Grebe, Mallards, Moorhen, Coots, Lapwings, Black Tailed Godwits, Ruff, Common Snipe, Kingfisher, Collared Doves, Woodpigeons, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Blue Tits, Willow Tit, Chaffinch, Linnets and Tree Sparrows, .
Other wildlife seen: Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly, Highland Cattle and Jacobs Sheep.

Canada Goose:
Mute Swan:

Green Sandpiper:



Golden Plover:

Pied Wagtail:

Common Darter:

Highland Cattle: