Your Photos - 2019
|Published: 11th December 2019 11:59|
We love to receive your photos of the local area, to share with our readers.
You decide what to photograph - whether it's a special occasion, a local landmark, or just something or somewhere that has caught your eye.
You can see previous galleries here.
If you would like to send us a photo or photos, please contact us by email. Or, you can post them on our Facebook page and we will pick them up from there. Photos must be a minimum of 500 pixels wide.
When a new photo is added, it will be placed at the top of the article, which will be boosted so that it appears in 'Latest' on the home-page. That way you will know there is at least one new photo in a gallery, possibly more, to delight your eyes.
From Roy Wilson - a splendid flypast by a Heron over Parkgate marsh:
From Jeff Scholefield, who says: "The squirrel asks 'What's for breakfast?' In the background are 3 more squirrels! Looking towards Wales and the Dee Estuary across Flint Meadow, Little Neston."
Four from Helen Porter, showing a lovely frosty morning on the marsh in Little Neston:
This photogenic little robin was snapped by Roy Wilson:
Here's one from Roy Wilson, who says: "Walking by the Neston marshes I saw this heron. Perhaps birds really do grow on trees?
A distinctly frosty Parkgate, looking lovely. Photo by Ken Jones:
Three from Jane Leitch, beautiful Autumn photos taken at Lees Lane in Little Neston:
Here's one from John Cartlidge, taken on a stroll home from the town centre, with the tide just starting to come up:
Two from Vicky Sargent, first up is a silvery moth, then a hawthorn shield bug:
Two from Brenda Roe. Firstly a thistle flower then a bramble blossom, both captured on the Wirral Way:
Another from Roy Wilson, who says: "A sight that will cheer you up. Last week I was by the Neston marshes when I saw this field mouse enjoying 1 of his 5 a day.":
From Roy Wilson, who says: "Summer is here and with it the beautiful Painted lady butterfly. It will have flown here from North Africa, amazing!"
Some great shots from Ian Whitehead of the spectacular storm over Neston on the night of 23/24 July, taken looking out to Burton Point:
Parkgate Owl Whisperer, Roy Wilson, spots a Little Owl...but this time at Burton Point:
A sunny day in Neston, by George Culshaw:
Here's something you don't see every day in Parkgate - a Hot Air Balloon heralding the beginning of Neston Cricket Club's Marquee events for 2019. Photo by Roy Wilson:
Local cycle enthusiast Brian MacDonald has been on his travels recently and has sent us two photos of other places called Ness. The first is of Ness on Lewis in theOuter Hebrides. The second, technically called 'Nes' is on Ameland island in Wadden Sea in Friesland. It's an old Viking settlement. Both very beautiful places:
Roy Wilson says: "Every time I see a robin, I have to smile. They are such a happy looking bird" -
A new arrival in Parkgate - this baby tawny owl appeared over the weekend (18/19 May), taking its photographic bow courtesy of Roy Wilson:
Buttercups on the field near the old Quay site, by Brenda Roe:
A lovely tulip, courtesy of Roy Wilson:
Two of the Wirral Way and two of Stanney Fields Park, from Brenda Roe:
On the Wirral Way, by Roy Wilson - a ladybird enjoying an afternoon snack:
A vibrant sunset at Parkgate, by George Culshaw:
A gorgeous sunset over Boathouse Lane, captured by Ken Jones:
A belter of a shot now from Roy Wilson, who explains: "I spent over an hour photographing these very busy lovely tiny bees. They are Ashy mining bees, which are harmless and have burrows in my front garden. I had to set my camera at 1/3200 of a second to try and freeze the action."
Vicky Sargent has some lovely flowers in her garden at the moment, as these five photos attest:
Bath time for this little Blue Tit, captured by Roy Wilson:
Four floral studies now, from Vicky Sargent, taken in her back garden in Neston:
Some great shots next from Jane Leitch, taken in Woodfall Lane/Cuckoo Lane and at Ness Gardens:
Another lovely shot from Roy Wilson this week, who says: "A very cold and windy day on the marshes.
Just to prove I can photograph other birds apart from owls, here is a grey heron."
Roy Wilson captured this shot on Monday March 5. He says: "I took this shot at the old baths, Parkgate. The short eared owl sat in the pose for at least half an hour. He must love the camera."
Crocuses at Churchill Court in Neston, by Brenda Roe:
A misty morning in Stanney Fields Park, by Brenda Roe:
Here's some photos taken by Jane Leitch recently - two of birds over Burton Marsh and two of high tide at Gayton:
Two lovely sunset pictures from Vicky Sargent, taken from her back garden off Marshlands Road:
On another trip to RSPB Burton Mere, Roy Wilson spotted this male swan:
Roy Wilson spent some time with the RSPB recently and captured this male shoveler walking carefully across the frozen pond:
Here are some lovely shots from Jane Leitch:
One of the paths linking Woodfall Lane to Cuckoo Lane
Jane and her husband call this Quaystone Copse, but she believes it may be Denhall Quay.
T'other side of the marsh.
Mimosa at Ness Gardens
Here are some recent shots from Brenda Roe:
Wintry day at Parkgate
Early morning over Comrades' Field in Neston
Dawn in Neston town centre
First up for 2019, here's a lovely shot of a frosted window, taken by Rose Campion: