Have I really been doing this for three years? Considering I reckon my prose is dull and I thought I'd abandon it within a week I am frankly amazed.
Anyway I headed off to East Essex today. I stopped first at Abberton Reservoir, I didn't go in to the Nature Reserve but had a look from the two causeways, highlights were a drake Smew and two Redhead females, ruddy duck and lots of Goldeneye.
I reckon there are a few escapes in the pics!
I moved on to the Essex Wildlife Trust reserve at Fingringhoe Wick. There were some nice birds about but they were distant, they included Golden Plover, Dunlin, Brent Geese, Avocet, Stonechat, Little Grebe and Red Legged Partridge.
A mass of Avocet.
One of five Red Legged Partridge
Curlew in flight
I thought I'd show you one of Essex's best small churches St Michael & All Angels.
but before I got inside I noticed....
snowdrops. I'd been promising OC for ages some pics.
Hang on what's that amongst the Snowdrops?
A bumble bee!! (I had seen other bees today but this was the first bumble.
Anyway lets go in. The Wall Paintings are Medieval and were restored by the Victorians.
and the weather was lovely!!