Friday, 9 September 2011
Birds Birds everywhere!
Went walking round Titttesworth on Wednesday and despite thinking there weren't many birds about, at the end of the walk saw a cloud of Gold Finches about 40/50 of them gathering, an amazing sight. Only to be beaten by my first ever sight of a Kingfisher as it flew up the river. Didn't get a close view just saw it's iridescent turquoise back flying past beneath me in the bird hide. Only to be further beaten by a Buzzard sitting on a post in the pouring rain flapping it's wings as if it was in a shower. It stayed there for a about three minutes. Could even see it's bright yellow feet and beak and watch it blinking through my binoculars. Great end to a walk.
So now off to Anglesea for a weekend of solitude, reading, knitting and walking. And no doubt a bit of bird watching.
Forgot to tell you that when I was in Yarner woods in Devon two weekends ago I saw two deer. A rare sight in England in the wild. I was so excited and felt really lucky.