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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th October, 2015)


Kestrel on railway towards Three Sisters.

Photo: Colin Butcher  (Sony DSC-HX300)
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Comment by: Mick on 24th October 2015 at 07:13

A scrap man would love this photo.

Comment by: A.W. on 24th October 2015 at 09:55

Very good Colin, the Kestrel looks as if it is posing!

Comment by: Kath H on 24th October 2015 at 11:50

That's a pathetic comment Mick.
Fabulous shot of the Kestral Colin.

Comment by: Garry on 24th October 2015 at 12:52

Nice Kestral shot, Colin.
Mick if the scrap man what's to risk his life with 25000 Kilovolts, it's up to him. But there's only going to be one winner, and it won't be him.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th October 2015 at 15:20

Just proves within a mass of steel and concrete there is wildlife.

Comment by: Kas on 24th October 2015 at 16:45

Well spotted Colin. Sorry Mick, don't understand you comment at all.

Comment by: Pw on 24th October 2015 at 20:28

The kestrel looks very settled.25000 KV Garry,are you sure

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 24th October 2015 at 23:11

Pw 25000 KVA would make sense in a power transformer.

Comment by: Garry on 25th October 2015 at 19:33

Yes I'm sure Pw, the bird is very safe there anyway it's pirched on the gantry post. Birds can land on power cables because they do not complete a path to the ground, they are infact, in parallel circuit with the power line. In other words, they don't come in contact with ground/earth.

Comment by: Pw on 26th October 2015 at 07:28

Garry.25000 KILOVOLTS is 25000000 VOLTS (25MEGAVOLTS) .Not much would be safe near that,but let's leave Colins good photo alone.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 26th October 2015 at 08:19


It's 25Kv or 25,000v.

Comment by: Garry on 26th October 2015 at 18:46

Pw 25kv (kilovolts) is 25000v.
Hugh 25kv and 25000 is the same.
25kv alternating current is commonly used in railway electrification systems as standard here in the UK.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 27th October 2015 at 08:41


We know that 25Kv is 25000v, but you said 25000Kv in your original post.

Comment by: Garry on 27th October 2015 at 18:56

I don't think you did Hugh, but you know now.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 28th October 2015 at 08:22

Garry, What you think is of no interest to me. However, as my work involves the installation of high voltage ship propulsion systems and associated switchgear (6.6Kv, 11.Kv etc) I can assure you that I am well aware of the relationship between volts and kilovolts.

Comment by: Garry on 28th October 2015 at 18:45

6.6kv, 11.kv still not as powerful as the railways. It's only a trickle Towards 25kv.

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