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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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Sunny but cold & frosty at RHS Wisley..

Met a very good friend of my today at RHS Wisley.  Some of the areas were inaccessible as a new tarmac path was being laid but we had a pleasant wander....

Other areas had been cleared in anticipation of the start of building work for a new visitor entrance which is due for completion in 2018.  Plants having been moved to other places in anticipation.

There's to be a lighting display and the 'flower' lights for the Christmas Glow event  were much in evidence... they are very large.. I didn't take pictures of many of them.. not really sure about the size of these.... just my opinion.

So we just had a wander

 - we also visited the Orchard area where say many Fieldfares and Mistle Thrushes... lovely to see so many of them... no pics.... flying too fast around the trees and too high.

A small flock of Long-tailed Tits was good to see...

Frosted plants..

Walked around the Pinetum and along the river back to the cafe for a sandwich for lunch.

Mr Mallard was patrolling the outside seating area of the cafe..

and back out through the visitor entrance.

Lovely stroll in the winter sunlight..

Sunday, 27 November 2016

West Dean Gardens

Glimmers of sunshine albeit hazy... I went off to West Dean Gardens for a wander... was also wanting to see if any birds about.. there were.. several Mistle Thrushes and Redwings in addition to robins, a couple of wrens and many crows and gulls as usual.

one of the streams.. waiting for water from the aquifers .. should be there in January or thereabouts

A Chaffinch looking cold..

Enjoying the view, Mr Ponders and Fido

Pleasant time out for a bit of fresh air..
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