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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Audley End and other places in Essex

I was having a nice sleep when at 5:10 someone decided to text me to tell me that they were at Barnes on a Dawn Chorus walk (gee thanks Corinna).

Anyway Trish is up testing cameras...... and as the sun was shining .....  we headed to Amwell.

There were loads of Warblers especially Cetti's (seen well!) but there were good views of Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and we got to hear a Grasshopper Warbler. Another highlight was an Oystercatche with young.

Not much was camera friendly however.



So off we went and Trish had said she wanted to try and photograph some rape fields.





And so we arrived at Audley End....



















The stable block....

The residents....




A wander around the gardens...... which were looking lovely.














And yes no cake, there were loads of people in the line and one poor girl serving....

So onto Saffron Walden and a raid of Waitrose :D






And then on to Finchingfield....


There were a number of Ducklings one of which was blonde. So Trish suggested calling it Dawn !























6 comments:

Ragged Robin said...

Some lovely photos there Pete - looks a very pretty part of the country.

Tricia said...

Oh that wonderful warm sun.. productive day all round eh...

Pete said...

Hi RR

Essex is an attractive county you just have to ignore certain parts (e.g. East London and the new towns!!)

Eagleseagles said...

Sorry Pete;) - it was such a loverly day I thought you'd be up and going out early!
Amwell -interesting thought need to see a gropper and a Garden W.....I will start with Otmoor if I dont get a Grasshopper reeling there then might have to do a trek out east!

Have to go to Nagshead very soon as well.
C

oldcrow61 said...

omg, the rape fields are like gold. I've never seen anything like it. What a great lot of pictures. I want that car in the last photo please. I think it would suit me quite well. (Big grin)

Pete said...

the rape fields are everywhere OC. the car? cute eh!