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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Curiosity

Everyday I drive past All Saints Church, Theydon Garnon. Whether I go down the M11



or take my new normal route which means I take this bridge over the M25




I see it! it isn't in "the book" but I've seen reference to it in other books so ......













So I headed to Rye Meads.

Saw a Great Crested Grebe which is quite unusual at RM.

From Moorhen hide a Little Grebe was giving a Coot some grief. I presume it had chicks in the area.

From the bridge leading to the hide I espied this Reed Warbler




As I walked the path a Garden Warbler was in good voice.

A nice Pochard family from Tern hide.






There was also a Tufty family.

A coot tried to get on a tern raft and was given short shrift by the Terns!




The Gadwall family was about.



I found this young Reed Warbler (not a good shot he surprised me!).


At Kingfisher hide a Coot was given a Tufty grief!! He had a family.

No Kingfishers but there were 3 Kestrels in the nest box and the adults were feeding them.




4 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Nice windows and other decorations in the church. Those ducklings are just adorable.

Tricia said...

Nice pics and lovely ones of the Reed Warbler - it did show well for you.

Seems to be your summer for Kestrels; the one at Barnes was missing today!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely stained glass, and I loved the young Reed Warbler.

holdingmoments said...

Those stained glass windows are excellent Pete.

A good day at Rye Meads; plenty of youngsters.
Good capture of the Kestrel.
I remember thinking, when I visited there last year, the best use of a pylon I'd ever seen :)