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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blenheim

Well we've been to Blenheim today. Blenheim was built by John Churchill. After his victory at Blenheim parliament voted him £250,000 to build, well, a palace!!

Churchill was also created the 1st Duke of Marlborough and was one of England's greatest generals and yet today he is not that well known.

Blenheim was also where Winston Churchill was born.











Saw my first Darter dragonflies of the year.

And this fellow gave a lot of people great pleasure. Alas I only had my travel zoom.













There were two target churches in the area and so.....

758 St Mary, Kidlington






and FOURTH time lucky for

759 St Bartholmew, Yarnton







6 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots of the bird. Nice house that Churchill was born in, lol.

holdingmoments said...

Great captures of the Kestrel Pete, with some good detail.

ShySongbird said...

I know it well! A lovely place to wander round on a hot day and nice photos.

leazwell said...

Good shot of the (hawk?).

We are out in Washington state and I have been disappointed with the lack of birds we have seen out here.

St said...

My bogey bird in the picture dept.
And only a travel zoom eh.

Pete said...

hi all, I was rather chuffed with the Kestrel.

leaz, thought Washington State would be could as it's under populated!!

SS its lovely if pricey. The joys of joining the HHA!!

St - my only Kestrel pic. until I saw them on the PC I was cursing not having a better lens.