Lots of birds about and a family of Oystercatchers...Warblers everywhere and we heard many warblers:
Cettis, Reed and Sedge, Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler (fantastic to hear)
Not much near enough for pics except for the handsome chappie.
OK... a bit of shopping and some brekkie then off to Audley End..we were early and didn't have to queue to get in unlike some other late arrivals.
Opposite Audley End Gardens - fields of Rape for rape seed oil! brilliant colour in the May sun
A trip around the lake and the gardens. We had a cuppa on arrival but neither of us that hungry so we didn't stop for lunch.
We stopped for some food shopping in Saffron Walden - a very pretty town which I rather liked. Just a couple of pics here...
and then onto Finchingfield