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These days I'm concentrating all my energy into improving my wildlife photography. Everything else is taking a back seat for now.

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Oh you're starting to get famous!!! Having a road named after you.....Liked

Cheers, Erik

See my Birds Tag for close ups of this and other birds.

Spring tides occur approximately every two weeks , around New moon and Full moon.

Across the Dee Estuary to Mostyn , Wales.

Wings for the A380 Airbus are made nearby at Broughton. They are brought down the Dee on a barge then transferred to the ship for transporting to the Airbus assembly factory at Toulouse , France.

Hard to imagine that years ago large ships carried coal from Denhall Quay.

There used to be lots of coal mines on both sides of the Dee. The tunnels extended far out beneath the river. One theory says that it was subsidence due to this mining that changed the course of the river and caused it to silt up leaving Denhall Quay , and nearby Parkgate , high and dry.

Hard to imagine that years ago large ships operated from Parkgate.

There used to be lots of coal mines on both sides of the Dee. The tunnels extended far out beneath the river. One theory says that it was subsidence due to this mining that changed the course of the river and caused it to silt up leaving Parkgate high and dry.

In the days before radar navigation this would be one of the landmarks that sailors returning to the Mersey would look for to guide them home.

The V formation greatly boosts the efficiency and range of flying birds, particularly over long migratory routes. All the birds except the first fly in the upwash from the wingtip vortices of the bird ahead. The upwash assists each bird in supporting its own weight in flight, in the same way a glider can climb or maintain height indefinitely in rising air. In a V formation of 25 members, each bird can achieve a reduction of induced drag by up to 65% and as a result increase their range by 71%.[1] The birds flying at the tips and at the front are rotated in a timely cyclical fashion to spread flight fatigue equally among the flock members. The formation also makes communication easier and allows the birds to maintain visual contact with each other.

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