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Saturday, March 24, 2012

West Dean Garden

Well I'm at Trisha's today. It's a very nice house but the location is ssssssssoooooo far out - for those not in the know Trish dismissed the location until I uhm.... ok nagged her and said that there was some promising property there! And actually sent her the link. Think she's grateful now :)

We did a detour to a camera shop where I came out with less than I went it, others didn't...

after brunch we went to the excellent West Dean Gardens....



















































There were some excellent birds Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Buzzards (lots of) and amongst them a Red Kite.

Cake was Coffee & Walnut and Peach & Fig loaf nice! and the weather was stunning.

As we walked back to the car there were lots of buzzards and I thought hang on those two big birds are flying differently. Stuck the bins on them and ..... Ravens!

St Mary the Virgin, Upwaltham






The unusual flag commemorates the deaths of British, Australian, Canadian and American airmen who lost their lives whilst serving there.

4 comments:

Eagleseagles said...

Never go to the gardens - always the area around here as the birds are the great attraction. But these photos make me think I should try the gardens sometime.
Buzzards, Ravens and Red Kites are seen here - the Red Kites are recent!

Tricia said...

Very grateful, as you know! Was an excellent day all round eh... :)

oldcrow61 said...

Wonderful photos. I love those strange creatures standing on one foot.

Island Rambles Blog said...

this was really great..lots of shots, even a Canadian flag at the end..as always a tiny peek into the history of your world...how are you Pete?