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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Buzzard

When I got into birdwatching in 2002 there weren't many buzzards around this part of the world (Essex/Herts/London boarder). I saw my first in 2003 in Somerset and I remember sitting in an NT property amazed at the numbe of Buzzards in the sky.

A year later a local birder (who is also a church crawler) asked me if I had seen the "mythical" buzzard over the M25/M11. Well I hadn't but a few days later I emailed him to say I had seen one! As the years have gone on I've seen more and more and nowadays I see them regularly.

Any how last week as I drove to work I saw two say on telegraph poles as I drove to work and I'm now regularly seeing them.

The buzzard is definitely doing well here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


What a lovely afternoon! I went to Flatford....

They were doing some work on the pond at Willy Lott's cottage


Blackberry & Apple

No I ever ate two whole ones we cut them in half!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wimpole at War

The plan hadn't been to go to Wimpole today BUT there was a WWII reenactment on and I thought well....

The scone is Carrot.... it was ok but more cake than scone in texture.

Why did I get the urge to sing "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler if you think......"

Humpties back!!!

You can now walk past the gardeners cottage!

This chap gave a very informative talk.... all those moaning that troops are ill equipped today should have heard how badly equipped they were in WWII.

Churchill and Monty arriving

And then had to leave concert tonight!