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    Took Harry and Nanny Lesley birdspotting at the local RSPB reserve. Highlight of the day was watching a Hobby on the wing. Can also now tick Grey Wagtail off my geek list.

    Anyway photos.

    Steven and Harry in Nanny and Grandad's apple tree.


    View across the reserve.


    Some twitchers.



    Small pond with no birds.


    Crow having a bath.


    That speck in the middle is a Lapwing.


    Chaffinch.


    Local deer herd.


    Resident bull. It's definitely a bull. Look, it's obvious.


    White Egrets.


    Boys in the play area.





    And these last two were taken in my parent's garden. These are adult blue tits coming in to feed their chicks. I stood motionless for 20 minutes to get these. Normally 20 seconds is my limit.




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    Wow, brilliant - must must must go there - it has a play area - is here a cafe as well?

    Yeah I'm fairly sure thats a bull you've snapped there as well

    The blue tit pics are brilliant, 4 boxes and no residents for us this year, presume its the creditcrunch and the inability to get a mortgage, still with HIPs packs being abandoned maybe we'll get lucky next year :D

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    Oh and how can Harry have got that big its gairy

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    A small play area with picnic tables. Yes there's a lovely little cafe - service is slow but worth the wait.

    We're off to Arundel tomorrow so expect loads of photos of ducks. :D

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    we love Arundel

    everyone tells me its well worth stopping and having a walk around the lake on your left as you drive towards teh WWT as well - usually has an ice cream van parked outside

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    Swanbourne Lake. It's definitely well worth having a walk around there.

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    Brilliant! you go to the best places
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    I do get severe lens envy in some of the bird hides though when I see what equipment some people have. The only reason I knew I was watching a Hobby was the man next to me with the superior binoculars.

    The boys loved it though and even remembered to reduce their arguing to whispers in the hides. We signed Harry up as an RSPB member on the way out so next time he's done we can go as much as we want.

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    Oh and there's always volunteers around that will point out birds to you or identify birdsong - it's such a friendly place to visit all round.

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