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Saturday, 23 February 2008

Richmond Park and Trees

I'm on grandson and dog duty again this weekend so, by popular vote, we decided to head off for Richmond Park for exercise. Dull, cloudy but mild today.

Not much colour about at all, so today's pictures are concentrated more on trees and their shapes. There seem to be many more dead trees, but I'm assuming this is because the dead wood is being left (where safe to do so) as wildlife habitats.

And... I didn't take the wrong turning today but we found a gate leading down a path that cut straight through the wood that we normally circumnavigate. Mostly rhododendrons, the path leads through these and, in several places, forms a tunnel through the green growth.

We were rewarded with the sight of Blue Tits chasing each other and the sounds of Long-tailed Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. The woods are quite dense so unfortunately couldn't spot the latter two! A Magic Wood we decided.

Then off to the cinema in the afternoon. We decided to go to see The Water Horse. How did we rate it - on a scale of Boring, Good, Very Good or Excellent - a unanimous "Boring". Which was disappointing. I wish I'd read this review before going however - as it sums up what I thought pretty accurately!

So.. trees and texture from today's outing.

Penn Ponds

The Magic Wood

Just a few birdy pics

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