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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Arundel WWT

Needed to get out today... and so did Ponders.  There's so much admin to deal with for Probate etc... and at a time when you really don't want it..

But .. despite the dull weather and the grey skies it was great to have a break and get some fresh air.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

A wet wander around Warnham LNR

I knew the weather was going to be bad today... lots of rain forecast for this afternoon... so I went off to Warnham.... pity the rain got there before I wanted to leave - and it was more like twilight than morning light!!!.

So mostly birds looking rather bedraggled in the wet stuff...

Around the feeders:

Huge flock of Greylags... probably around 100 in number (at a rough guesstimate) ..

Out on the pond... Mallarads perched on the branches..

And then I espied a Great Crested Grebe... she had two chicks...

Having ejected them from her back (they didn't want to leave... after all it was pouring with rain and nice and dry under Mum's feathers) she then had a preen..

Then Dad appeared with a fish which he fed to one of the youngsters..

Before going off fishing again..

A young Tufted Duck.

and a trio of Greylags..

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Glorious sunshine at Bourne Mill & Flatford..

What a wonderful day.... up with Pete for a couple of days having been released for the weekend from all duties involving Probate/Banks etc. etc.. we set off for Bourne End after some shopping.

It was glorious sunshine... and getting very warm by the minute...

First stop.. a scone and a cuppa... sadly not one on my top 10 list... but the two NT volunteers were

 After sitting in the sunshine with a cuppa we had a wander..

So where to next?  We headed off to a much loved favourite.. Flatford Mill... Given it was now lunchtime.. it was a lunchtime scone

The 'scone of the month' was...

and very tasty it was too...

We share the Chedder Scone and also a fruity one... not as good as the Scone of the Month... perhaps a little below the normal scone standard for Flatford..

Dozens, literally, of house martins and swallow around.  Needless to say, they always perched against the sun!!

House martins... must have been upwards of 30 in this tree...

Think these are sloes?

and finally, a swallow perched on the bell!!

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