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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Peckover House

So all week it has been warm and sunny so of course come Saturday.... yup grey and
cold!

Highlights of the journey to Norfolk? some idiot reversing down the hard shoulder and the Sausage, Egg and Bacon roll :D

First stop Flitcham Abbey Farm, alas no Little Owl but there were plenty of Red Legged Partridge




There were also some Tree Sparrow's about.

Off to Choseley Barns, we passed a field full of Meadow Pipits, at Choseley the wind was bitter! But there were at least two dozen Yellowhammers and the males were glorious. A Skylark was in the sky singing and 3 Corn Buntings joinged the Yellowhammers and some Golden Plover took off. Glorious!

But the window was getting up and the skies were getting grey. As we approached Titchwell the heavens opened. I looked at Trish and asked if she REALLY wanted to go to Titch? Uh no was the answer. So we headed South and arived at the smallish National Trust property of Peckover House.




A stroll around the Gardens.







This chap was very friendly.











I had ummed and ahed on what lens to use. The compromise of a travel zoom was rewarded.












And so to lunch a rather yummy Vegetable soup.

Alas you can't take pics in the house. The house is not large but was very pleasant. Nice to hear Fur Elise being played on the piano eh Trish! ;)

Another wander around the garden.
















We stopped back in the excellent cafe for a cuppa and some lovely cake.

The garden will be lovely in a few months. I think another visit will be necessary!

A Sparrowhawk whizzed across the front of the car on the way back.

A nice day but could we have the sun back please!

5 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

What a lovely place. Yes, I agree, you must go back when more is in bloom. Your little Robin is so cute. Looks like you and Trisha had a great day.

Ragged Robin said...

Sounds like you both had a lovely day Pete regardless of the weather. I love the robin pics and the photos of hellebores.

Tricia said...

It was a homely house and very pretty gardens... the roses HAVE to be seen in June!

Red-legged partridges galore :D

Despite the weather it was a lovely day.... thanks Pete :)

Eagleseagles said...

Peckover looks interesting....where is it?
My mobile was not on when you text me about the egg,bacon and sausage roll- I was looking at Little Gulls on Staines before going on the March!

The cat appears to enjoy attention!

C

Pete said...

thanks all

Hi C - its in Wisbech.