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Monday, 27 October 2008

Another day in Norfolk!

This morning the sun rose in the sky and remained there all day - it was marvellous!!

After breakfast, we headed off for Holkham Woods - a mixture of deciduous and conifers. Not a great deal about in terms of waterfowl but we did see a group of Long-tailed Tits and a Goldcrest to name but a few. Diane and Keith let us know they were also in Holkham so we decided to head off to join them. On the way, we saw a Bird of Prey circling abover us - Sparrowhawk - No, can't be - wrong shape; well Kestrel then? No - it wasn't behaving like a kestrel and wasn't hovering. Then Pete identified it as a juvenile Hobby. Lifer for me!! Whoo hoo!

Our next visit was at Holkham Beach where the tide was well out. Many children about (well - it is half-term after all) but great views. In fact most of my pictures are of landscapes and other subjects today!

After leaving Holkham we went on to Blakeney where we had sandwiches for lunch (crab for me and roast beef for Pete - both very nice!!)

I liked Blakeney and the many black-headed gulls were performing well to have their pictures taken. We also discovered the ruins of Blakeney Guildhall - the remains are the basement of the original building,

On our journey back to Titchwell; having used this route quite a bit, I wanted to stop and photograph a windmill; at this time of day (about 4.00 ish) the sun was setting - wonderful sight!
Another excellent day!

You'll have to take my word for it but this is a juvenile Hobby!

Long-tailed Tits

I like the sculpture of this tree

These ornate chimneys crowned the most ordinary of houses on the estate

A view over the reserve

Down on Holkham beach..

and then off to Blakeney

The basement being the remains of the Guildhall

Black-headed Gulls

Our penultimate stop was St Martins Church at Glandford. There was an amazing amount of wood carving - which I love!

And finally - Windmill in the setting sun


oldcrow61 said...

Sounds like you're having a great time of it. Those chimneys are marvelous as are the wood carvings.

Tricia said...

OC - amazing chimneys aren't they! And yes, it's been really great!

swatson said...

what glorious photographs Tricia.I also marvel at those chimneys but love the long tail tits.Sheila

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