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u3a Photo Group One - October 2023

by Tim Wright - 17:20 on 25 October 2023


On an unpromising morning for photography eight of us met at the Car Park at Skaill. It was cold with a hint of rain in the air which thank goodness never materialized.

A walk along the beach side up towards St Peter's Church was the first order of the day. There were lots of birds to be seen feeding on the shoreline including Bar Tailed Godwits and Sanderling. The latter were whizzing in and out of the sea like speeded up clockwork toys. The Church was closed surprisingly but a wander around the graveyard produced a few photos. Then it was a walk back to the Skara Brae Cafe for a much needed coffee break.

The sun put in an appearance then and although most had had enough and went home 3 of us walked out to Skaill Loch to look at the birds. We saw lots of Teal and a single Pochard as well as dozens of Graylags, plenty of Lapwings and a couple of Snipe. Birdwatching done we went back for a very nice lunch of Cullen Skink. So not a great deal to photograph but I expect there will be lots of excellent images and variations .

The next meeting will be Wednesday November 22 nd in Dounby weather permitting. Hilary has kindly indicated that she will entertain us to coffee and cakes afterwards. In the meantime the Project this month is "Light/Lights". Christmas lights should be appearing by then but see what you make of it.

Keep clicking, Tim.

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