Plan A - leave early for Hyde Park - (we left at 6.00 a.m.... Mad or what :D)... find Bearded Tits and also Tawney Owl before going to Wigmore Hall for a Sunday concert.
Well.... left in the dark - it was snowing. The roads weren't too bad but I was driving carefully!
Arrived in London and headed straight into Pret's for brekkie... lovely hot porridge with honey and a much appreciated cuppa....:D
Then into Hyde Park... it was desolate.. driving snow at right angles. We found the two Beardies very easily at the top of the reeds. The snow was driving straight at us so no cameras used.. they stayed warm in the bags!
Were going to look for the Tawny Owls... but by now it was difficult to stay upright on slippery surfaces and it was exceedingly cold - despite all the layers we were wearing!.. so off we went for another cuppa to defrost! We did spot a lone Blue Tit in a tree in Oxford Street... hope it found something to eat!!
Onto Wigmore Hall and surprisingly almost all the seats were occupied.
Today it was the Carducci String Quartet - and they played
Haydn - String Quartet in G minor Op. 74 No. 3 'Rider' - thoroughly enjoyable
Debussy Stgring Quartet in G minor Op. 10 - enjoyed it but not as much as Haydn.
First time we'd heard the Carducci... but they didn't quite meet the Nash Quartet excitement for me.
and not a single picture taken today :(
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