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The blog of a travelling psychiatrist and football lover. Who happens to be a halfway decent photographer. Takes a cynical view of the world

Seal Counts by Infra Red


Just sometimes you come across a remarkable photograph. Here you can visualise individual seals using infra red photography.  A quick look though the internet tells us a number of things. Firstly this is not new and has been going on since before 1994 and infra red technology gives counts double that done visually. Secondly usage is expanding. Namibia capr fur seal colony is an example.

http://www.wildernesstrust.com/portfolio/namibia-cape-fur-seal-survey/

The update from March 2014 is this

March 2014
The aim of this section of the project was to introduce and test the viability of using highly sophisticated Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) cameras as a method of recognising and counting seals at a specific colony at Cape Cross on the Namibian coastline. Because this type of technology is only available to police and military units, and the only camera in Namibia belongs to the Namibian Police Air Wing, specific approval was requested and obtained from the Inspector General for the temporary use of the Police helicopter with the FLIR attached.
In February 2014, when the Cape Cross colony had returned, the pilot survey was carried out with support from the Wilderness Trust, Wilderness Safaris, Paul Van Schalkwyk Photography, the Namibian Police Air Wing and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Fixed-wing support and photography to use and compare standard digital photography with the infrared camera was provided in the form of the specialised Air-Cam aircraft.

While we are still developing the software to automatically count the infrared signatures captured with the camera, the survey was a huge success in that we were able to ascertain that the FLIR camera can easily and with great clarity identify seals both on the beach and in the water up to a few metres in depth. Manual counting of the signatures is also possible and both methods will be elaborated on in the final report. The project will now be expanded to count the entire Namibian coastline and thereby contribute invaluable data to seal conservation and management. Manual counting of the signatures is also possible and both methods will be elaborated on in the final report. The project will now be expanded to count the entire Namibian coastline and thereby contribute invaluable data to seal conservation and management.

In 2012 this was undertaken , the most ambitious survey of Arctic seals ever attempted will send scientists to count mammals that many fear are facing increasing threats because of climate change.

A joint team of U.S. and Russian scientists spent mid-April through May flying nearly 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) over Arctic waters that border the two countries aboard small aircraft.

The planes flew at altitudes between 800 and 1,000 feet (240 and 300 meters) to avoid disturbing the animals, and researchers imageused high-resolution digital cameras and thermal sensors to spot the seals

Murder in Motspur Park in Surrey Feb 9th 2015


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Motspur Park is maybe best famous for hosting the Fulham football club training ground and is otherwise part of the london suburbia where denizens leave by train in the morning and return home in crowded rush hour carriages. A murder yesterday Feb 9th has shocked the community.

The basic story seems to go like this. A couple living in a residential road in a terraced house, the husband it is speculated killed the wife. Little more is known other than the man was taken to hospital with alleged head injuries. The road has been filled for two days with police officers,  detectives knocking on doors, numerous journalists. Very little is known about the couple Ray and Linda Mills. They seemed to live a quiet existence and rarely spoke to neighbours but were often seen about. Nothing heralded this event.

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Paintings by Vincent Van B . The Motspur Park Murder


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Motspur Park Murder House

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Motspur Park Murder Road

Painting of Motspur Park Station in Surrey 2015 Winter

Painting of Motspur Park Station in Surrey 2015 Winter

Snow in Motspur Park


Originally posted on evenmoreseniorbushe:

A very Surrey winter morning with ice and snow unheralded. A cold station full of commuters and schoolchildren, early in the morning as the world wakes up.

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The Mystery of Warburton and Brentford. What exactly do we know?


Brentford fans woke up tuesday morning 10th Feb to a large article in The Times that announced that Mark Warburton would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Today 11th Feb it seems Sporting Director Frank McParland may well be also leaving. Why? Behind these unexpected and unwanted developments it seems there are two strands of thinking. Matthew Benham wants an all-powerful sporting director who makes all the decisions regarding new signings, unlike the current situation where Warburton does this. McParland is not seen as the man. The second issue relates it seems to the desire by Benham to want to bring in a free-kick coach and a sleeping expert. Warburton does not want to change things when things are moving so well this season. Further confusing aspects that may be primary or secondary problems relate to the news that Warburton it seems is on the radar for the Leicester City job, but seemingly not yet approached, and his name is mentioned in relation to the currently vacant QPR position, where any degree of interest is not reported on.

So what does this mean to Brentford? At the moment it is just a huge fog. Brentford have been in discussions with a potential Spanish manager of Rayo Vallencano, Paco Jemez. Again it is unclear what the sequence of temporal events might have been, but the comments yeaterday by Warburton that he will see the job through this season, is suggestive that he was being pushed before being potentially pulled for other roles.

The last piece of news relates to a posting by Benham on facebook this morning, where he says ” Its been a very difficult 24 hours. I will try to explain the situation more in the next couple of days. I’ve been a genuine fan since 1979 and try to honestly act in the best long term interests of the club”.

So the saga has a long way to go and might unravel in any direction. Lets see.

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Mark Warburton

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Murder in Motspur Park in Surrey Feb 9th 2015


Motspur Park is maybe best famous for hosting the Fulham football club training ground and is otherwise part of the london suburbia where denizens leave by train in the morning and return home in crowded rush hour carriages. A murder yesterday Feb 9th has shocked the community.

The basic story seems to go like this. A couple living in a residential road in a terraced house, the husband it is speculated killed the wife. Little more is known other than the man was taken to hospital with alleged head injuries. The road has been filled for two days with police officers,  detectives knocking on doors, numerous journalists. Very little is known about the couple Ray and Linda Mills. They seemed to live a quiet existence and rarely spoke to neighbours but were often seen about. Nothing heralded this event.

Numerous forensic scientists appeared at various times to bring out various bags of stuff that were taken away. Not at all normal for Motspur Park . The body it seems was left in the house overnight for the forensic scientists to complete their examinations, and seems was removed during the afternoon of Feb 10th.

The murder has taken many of the mainstream media such as Evening Standard over 24 hours to reach their attention and other websites too such as

http://www.london24.com/news/crime/woman_found_murdered_in_new_malden_house_1_3950767

An investigation was launched by Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves.

So at the current time, the 65 year old man has been charged with murder.

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Boro escape a stinger from Warburton’s Bees


Originally posted on allthingsbrentford:

Last Saturday saw third meet fifth at Griffin Park, as Mark Warburton’s men met Aitor Karanka’s Boro boys. When the two sides previously faced one another, Brentford received a 4-0 beating; their only thrashing this season so far. The Bees had learnt their lesson and since then have consolidated their position amongst the play off places, shocking the Championship and making us fans question if this is really happening.

Knowingly, this match was to be a test for the Brentford boys, who were still buzzing from an emphatic win away at Norwich the weekend before last. Although Warbs’ men were high on confidence with three wins on the spin, Karanka’s team were soaring even higher after winning their mid-week FA cup clash with Champions Manchester City. Showing they are a side serious about competing for the two automatic promotion places on offer, the Brentford lads knew this wouldn’t be easy.

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The New Toilet at Motspur Park Station. Time for CCTWee?


Originally posted on evenmoreseniorbushe:

We all want better sanitary conditions. Most of us want toilets on stations. None of us want the station waiting room to be used as that toilet. Sadly this is what South West trains tell us has happened at Motspur Park station, a leafy suburb ( well sort of ) on the edge of Surrey and london. The result of this behaviour is that the waiting room has been closed. Now a few questions come to mind. Do the citizens of  Motspur Park have more sociopathic personality attributes than most? Do they have more troublesome bladders ? Why this station? Maybe some of my online readers can make their own suggestions as I have no idea. Motspur Park is not exactly ablaze with night life unless you fancy a night out in the Earl Beatty pub next to the station, where one now has to pay for parking, followed by…

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Snow in Motspur Park


A very Surrey winter morning with ice and snow unheralded. A cold station full of commuters and schoolchildren, early in the morning as the world wakes up.

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Painting of Motspur Park Station in Surrey 2015 Winter

Painting of Motspur Park Station in Surrey 2015 Winter

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Jack O’Connell signs for Brentford FC from Blackburn


Seems that Sky reckon the Bees have paid around £200,000 for the 20 year old 6ft 3ins 85 kg defender  from Blackburn Rovers.He has had two loan spells with League One side Rochdale this season, making 20 appearances and scoring three goals.His only appearance for Blackburn was the Capital One cup defeat by Scunthorpe in August. Other loan spells have been at Rotherham and York. He has also been capped at England under 18 and under 19 level. In total he has made 59 league appearances in his career before the 2014-15 season. This season in 20 appearances in all competitions at Rochdale he has scored 3 goals, the first of his career with only 2 yellow cards. In the 2013-14 season he played 45 games, with 4 yellow cards and 1 red card. And in 2012-13 in 23 games he had only 2 yellow cards.

So in 88 games as a central defender he has only had 9 yellow/red cards, an impressive statistic. Blackburn Rovers signed Jack O’Connell in the summer of 2011-12.He went on to make 35 appearances for the Academy and Reserves sides in an outstanding first year that saw him play a key role as Rovers reached the final of both the FA Youth Cup and the Academy League. Then headed out on loan to Rotherham, York and Rochdale.

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