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Sunday, December 30, 2007

A wander

I got up nice and early this morning and went over the Forest.

I got a good start with a Little Owl. Green Woodies were very vocal and I saw a number of these and Great Spots. Once again there were good numbers of Bullfinches and I also came across a Marsh Tit.

The lake had the usual suspects. Lots of Mallards, Black Headed Gulls, Tufties, Gadwall, Coots, Mooorhens and a few Teal and Pochard. Also 2 Great Crested Grebe.

On my way back I popped into St Mary the Virgin Hatfield Broad Oak, I've visited many times. What you see today is the nave of the old Priory Church which explains the truncated look.

I'm not a religious person but at one point I stopped and gave a simple prayer for Mum.

Then went to Dad's for dinner.


oldcrow61 said...

There are some beautiful items in that church. Wonderful stuff! And the chandelier, wow!

Toffeeapple said...

Great pics of the church. You don't get things like that in the new ones.

I've never seen a marsh tit, aren't they cute?

Pete said...

Marsh Tit?

not cute as a Blue Tit is cute. Nice though, there is another called Willow Tit which is VERY similar

Anonymous said...

First time I've visited your blog, but I will be back again to read more. I found you on WAB. I love the way you write... very down to earth and truthful. I was very touched when I read about your mum's death. My husbands brother has just died and I know exactly what you mean about it not really sinking in. Thanks again, for a great blog!

Cindy said...

Thank you for posting these photos of St Mary's at Hatfield Broad Oak - we visited the church two years ago (in the course of my family tree research) and I found the graves/headstones of my great grandmother's sister there ... but I hadn't seen inside the church before, so your photos are just wonderful! For me they are the icing on the cake! Many thanks, Cindy.