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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Finally some birding

I arranged to meet Tricia Saturday so waking up to driving rain was expected :D

We headed off to Welney, at least you can sit in the heated hide, but as we drove the rain came out and there was the odd blue sky.

Walking across the approach bridge we could see a Marsh Harrier - nice sign! There wer two about. Lots of Wigeon, the odd Mute and Whooper Swan. Some Black Tailed Godwit, a few Dunlin and a Pectoral Sandpiper!

We went to the next hides, the odd darter dragonfly about, plenty of Kestrels and Whooper Swans.

Had Potato & Leek soup which was ok. Tricia's coffee was luke warm. The WWT catering seems to be off of late if my experience of Barnes is anything to go by.

As Trish has never been to Ely we popped into the Cathedral. The cathedral is predominantly a norma construction.

The Masai were given an exhibition in the lady chapel.

Good day in good company.


oldcrow61 said...

Wow, looks like you had a great day. What a gorgeous church. And the statues inside are out of this world. Love the birds in flight.

Ragged Robin said...

Sounds like you had a great day out. I love the whooper swan pics and Ely Cathedral looks stunning - some great interesting photos.

Tricia said...

It was a good day wasn't it :D Pics came out well despite the rain... and I'm getting very rusty with all the wet stuff ;)

Yoke, said...

Lovely pictures, Pete.
And the Whoopers are stunning.

your Ely photos are stirring up memories of my travels in the UK and touring to almost all the beautiful cathedrals and smaller churches there.
Those 1970s seem a long time ago though!

Anonymous said...

Great set of Swan shot's Pete, the Concord of the Avian world. So sleek and beautiful. Like the church too.


Janine said...

Didn't expect to see the Masai on here, especially in a church! How interesting.

Eagleseagles said...

No pics of the Pec sand?

The swan shots are lovely Pete!


Pete said...

thanks all.

the pec - I could show you a blob!