My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Polesden Lacey in the rain

Dreary morning dawned.. grey grey skies.. didn't know where to go and eventually headed off in one direction.. only to change my and go elsewhere..

Finally went to Polesden Lacey.. where a visit to the cafe for 'lunch' of a very very tasty scone...



and on the grounds of it's dreary weather, it was a 'naughty but nice' moment - and added jam and cream to the scone.. not something I do very often...

Then headed off for a wander.. and the heavens opened.. 














hadn't got a brolly with me and the camera was getting wet.. so decided to call it a day!!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Went shopping.. and then Warnham LNR - a productive visit

I went food shopping this morning after a delayed start from home.

On the way back, I went over to Warnham and was glad I did.  When I arrived the Warden advised me there was a Grey Wagtail about on the reflection pool... and there was... see later..

It a lovely drive to this particular shopping area and I stopped to take a pic en route
Frank... sunbathing on a mid November day!!



A very shy squirrel..


and my first Red Poll of the year..



One of many Goldfinches

A Long tailed Tit.. just the one on its own.... unusual

And the very very obliging Grey Wagtail
It started off at the furthest point off the Reflection Pool and over the next 15 minutes or so came very very close.. it was a privilege to watch it and take some pictures


















Took many pictures... these are just a few... lovely visit !!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Impromptu Birding..

I was meeting my daughter & grandson today for a snack lunch down by the beach.

I left early and stopped at a local field right by the beach.. good time of year to find birds.

The 'catch' 1 Brent Goose, various Gulls including 2 Med Gulls, 3 Skylarks, Mixed flock of sever Dunlin, Sanderlings, Ringed Plovers, Turnstones .. and a fellow birder, Nick which was a nice surprise.

It was very dull and overcast so ...first 3 pics... record pics only..




Then lunchtime at the Sea Lane Cafe.. good as ever!!

The sun came out so, as the tide was now a reasonable way out, I wandered down to the beach..



Probably over 100 in the flock of small birds feeding as the tide went out.. Sanderlings and Dunlin.. not to mention very many gulls...

This bird is ringed!












And then all the birds flew up.... chased by a dog... the whole beach was empty except for me and the dog walker!!!  I was obviously standing taking pictures... the dog walker couldn't have cared less!!

The sun didn't last for long.... so time to go..

Great to see my daughter & grandson.. and a really good outing of impromptu birding.!!
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