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Down on the canal

A few pics from a Sunday afternoon stroll along the canal at Wendover, Bucks.

Swan and Cygnets Kestrel Kestrel Little Grebe Female Mandarin Male Mandarin Red Admiral Blue Tit Moorhen Duckling

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Back to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Following on from my last visit on May 12, here are a few pictures of the unfortunate (or I suppose, fortunate, for those who will soon be released) local residents.  It was a bitterly cold and dull day, however it’s heartening to know that the admission is going to a worthy cause.  Any small amount helps…

Red Kite Red Kite Swan Canada Goose Raven Red Kite Red Kite Raven

Tring Reservoir, Hertfordshire

I popped out to Tring reservoir in Hertfordshire a couple of weeks ago whilst the sun was out.  Not a lot was happening, or is that just an excuse for not staying out too long in this cold weather?  Probably the latter I think.  I do quite like the Swan pictures, mind you.

SwanLong Tailed Tit Long Tailed Tit SwanLong Tailed Tit Tring ReervoirLong Tailed Tit

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey is located near Woburn village, Bedfordshire.  The Abbey has been the home to the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is set in 3,000 acres of stunning grounds.   Should you have a spare weekend at hand then a visit is most certainly worthwhile and not too expensive at only £13.50 (adult admission), which allows you entrance in to the grounds, deer park and of course Woburn Abbey house itself.  The house, which is steeped in history and manned by knowledgeable and helpful staff is packed with impressive paintings, priceless antiques and artefacts.  The gardens which also boast a sculpture exhibition are imposing, and as my visit was during early April, will be much more colourful later this spring.  The deer park which holds thousands of deer (9 species) is impressive, however they can be difficult to photograph as you are asked to keep to official paths and routes; time, stamina (lots of walking) and patience are key.  Although this  was my first visit and a relatively short one with drizzle and grey skies, should we be lucky enough to get a summer this year another visit will definitely be on the cards.

Cleared for Landing

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