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Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday

I awoke to rain but it eased by the time I reached my first target

669 St Swithun, Headbourne Worthy







This may not look much but this rood is incredibly old and rare.




So on to Winchester, some people would show you the magnificent cathedral but I bypassed it and went to the hospital of St Cross Winchester. Englands oldest Almshouse. I've mentioned it before.



















So on to 670 St Mary Avington






I then went to the Vyne.














Not only a historic house but some good wildlife. I saw my first Common Sandpiper of the year. But here we see.

Mallards


Escape, can't remember what it is but I know it ARGH!!


Great Crested Grebe


Coots, with young, Wonderful parents



Song Thrush



Coot


European Goldfinch


I had the obligatory slice of chocky cake :D

I do like holidays!!

3 comments:

Eagleseagles said...

Ring Teal - Pete!

No pics of the wader then?

Thanks for the text- not!

C

(Black Lark appeared Winterton Dunes Sunday afternoon- gone this morning by 7.00am - couldn't go til tomorrow - argh!)

Tricia said...

Another good day by the sounds of it. Song thrush pic is good for detail.

As for the mystery duck - I'm sure I've seen them at London Wetland Centre. Hope you remember what it's called though :)

What an attractive building the Hospital of St. Cross is.

oldcrow61 said...

The Almshouse is really something. Beautiful stained glass windows in the buildings you visit. Flowers of course are marvelous. I'm enjoying your travels.