Dams – Hoots & Feral Toms

27-02-19

Dams
Went for a walk again last week to Dams Spinney armed with my Olympus OM2sp loaded with Kodak TriX rated at 800asa. It was for a change a bright cold day. I’m really enjoying visiting this old spinney but worry how much longer it’s going to be there, seems to be little if any tree management or maintenance on the site, you have to clamber over fallen trees that straddle the path around the spinney, but it’s good for the wildlife and that’s so important in this day and age.

Hoots
I woke up at 4 am this morning to the soft sound of a Tawny owl calling, so lovely. It’s normally the screech of a Barn owl that I hear on a few occasions, they seem to like my very tall “Tree of Heaven” (Ailanthus altissima) to perch in.

Feral Toms
It’s a sure sign of the start of spring when the Tom cats come prowling around the garden. My two Female cats are both spayed and watch on with indifference. Being an unashamed cat lover I feel sorry for these guys not having a home so always leave some food outside for them, the dishes are licked clean when I collect them in next morning.

Dams Spinney

Into The Sun
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Tendrils 
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Natural Arch
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Sphagnum Moss
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Autumns Leftovers
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Swan Lake
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Yesterday

First Blossoms
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It was a really warm day for February yesterday so I went back to the Spinney to see what if anything had changed, there were signs of new growth and some blossoms coming through. I took my faithful old Olympus OM2n that I bought secondhand in 1992, slipped in some new batteries and it was ready to go. For over 2 years now I’ve had a roll of Cinestill 800T film resting in the fridge so I loaded it up and am hoping for the best, will send it off for processing next week.

12 thoughts on “Dams – Hoots & Feral Toms

  1. juergen61

    Impressive pictures, and the OM2 is a famous camera …only those things you need, no play mobile with telephone and Facebook account 🙂 It was my first camera, bought to my 18.birthday….shit, what happens since those times …OM3 and OM4 came out…then nothing else and i had to turn to Canon in digital times…All the best for you, Jürgen

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    1. conspicari Post author

      Thank you Juergen, yes It’s a lovely simple camera, doesn’t get in the way, went with me to the USA 4 times, in the desert and by the coast loaded with Kodachrome, and still working fine. 🙂

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