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Saturday, June 20, 2009


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.


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 :)