|Carole, Imi and Jessie|
Today was very hot but also rather blustery. We have two granddaughters staying with us this week – Jessie and Imi. They were playing around with Carole’s huge dolls house that has all the furniture and so on. Our other granddaughters often like to play with this dolls house and it is a favourite among all of them. We have eighteen grandchildren now.
After a while, Carole and I decided to take Jessie and Imi to the bird hides. We had a collection of binoculars, a couple of telescopes and some food and drink. Also, I took my camera with me. It passed a couple of hours and for a while, the girls enjoyed looking out across the fen from inside the bird hide. We saw a multitude of swifts or swallows, two egrets that appeared to be a courting couple, a cormorant, kestrels, swans and the Marsh Harrier, which seemed to be everyone’s favourite.
There was also an abundance of dragon flies and butterflies too. It passed a couple of hours before we returned home. I managed to get various shots of birds and insects during the little outing.
|Crossing the old bridge|
|Along the pathway|
|Passed the rickety old cottage|
|A dragon fly stays still long enough for a click|
|Seems to be a lot of thistles|
|The River Delph|
|Swifts move so fast it is hard to catch them in the camera|
|Marsh Harrier makes its cameo appearance|
|Probably hunting for rodents in the long grass|
|Patrolling its hunting grounds|
|A love struck egret has something in mind|
|Hello - just dropped in|
|Do you come here often?|
|Oh not too often.|
|The Marsh Harrier returns|
|The Cormorant takes off|
|On the way back there are more butterflies and thistles|
|All in all|
|A nice nature ramble|