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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Birds and a cathedral in Arundel

I'd heard that there was a Glossy Ibis and Great White Egret seen at WWT Arundel yesterday.  I awoke to rain (at 4.30 a.m.!!) and it eased a bit.  So I headed off to Arundel.  Needless to say neither bird had been seen that morning and still hadn't been by the time I left.

The light and weather were dreadful so not many pics.

Saw a few Lon-tailed Tits... would they face the camera?  nooooo

And purely a record shot in any stretch of the imagination but a records of the first Chiff Chaff I saw and heard this season (I'd heard one a couple of days ago but....)

The rain started in earnest so I headed off.  On the way out through Arundel I found a parking spot adjacent to Arundel Cathedral - the Cathedral of Our Lady and St. Phillip Howard.  As I'd never been in it I decided today was the day for a visit.  It is rather beautiful in a quiet way.  After the highly decorated churches I'd recently discovered in Rome, Arundel was quietness indeed!

The Cathedral is at the top of a hill with Arundel Castle within a few hundred yards.

A carved wooden William Howard

Needless to say as I create this post, it's stopped raining and the sky has lightened considerably!! Such is UK weather... but at least it's a tad warmer today :D

1 comment:

The Wessex Reiver said...

Just love the rabbit/hare/green mammaly thing....... I like stuff like that

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