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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Churches and Baby birds

Well we have wifi. For some reason I could connect but the browsers found nothing so I diabled and reenable and bob's your uncle.

So I headed West (who nicked the sun) and stopped at a few churches.

752 St Mary, New Shoreham was open but a fence stopped you walking very far.





you can see the church was once much bigger.


753 St Andew and St Cutman, Steyning

Its very old.



Norman dog tooth


I THINK this maybe Saxon




754 Coombes, part of this is Saxon





So enough churches! Lets have some wildlife. I popped in to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Arundel.

Coots



Ruddy Shelduck (collection)


Smew (collection)


Moorhen/coot - not sure


And what do you think this is?


White Headed Duck


Fudge Duck


young Coot



Wood Duck (collection)


Collection bird


Collared Dove


Young Mugger I mean Robin


Cuteness alert!!

Mallards





Given the earlier challenge what is this?


common Tern


Baby Shelduck ARGH!!


Baby Pochards!!




Common Scoter


Harlequin Duck


Pair of Mum's having a ruck




Tufty


And on to Chicester Cathedral

I got to see the Peregrine's, those pigeons are either brave or daft!!






















10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, superb photo's Pete.
Your Duck? Could it be a hybrid Redhead, not really a duck person.


paul.

Pete said...

i think both ducks are pure....

check the beak colour.....

not a duck person? pah they are much nicer than gulls

Tricia said...

No idea what your mystery bird is (except it's shape suggests Mallard!!) but am keen to find out! :D

Sounds another good day; Steyning is a very pretty village and the church lovely! But Chichester Cathedral is beautiful. Great getting to see the Peregrines!

oldcrow61 said...

Lots of great pictures once again. I like the one of the fudge duck. An apt name by the look of him. And, of course you can't beat the babies. So cute. Lovely old churches with some nice statues and tombs.....big grin!

holdingmoments said...

Great set of pictures, and what a selection of ducks.
Mystery duck certainly looks a lot like a drake Pochard to me.

Pete said...

you what Trish?

HM - look at the beaks...... there is a difference

holdingmoments said...

Looking at the beaks, there is a difference, and also in the head colour; the first is a bit darker.
I'm sticking with Pochard somewhere in its parentage. No idea what with though.
I hope you're going to let us know eventually lol

Pete said...

I think the first one is a canvasback.

second is a pochard

Tricia said...

Well - I eventually sussed out the beaks were different and that one was a Pochard; but I would never have known the Canvasback! So I've learnt something else today :)

holdingmoments said...

Thanks Pete.
Never seen a Canvasback before.