Last Thursday saw us head down to London to stop with our son for a few days. We had chosen to stop at a National Trust on the way down which meant going down the M40, the bonus of that being the Red Kites, we picked up the first around Banbury, then we started counting until we stopped at the Cliveden NT. We think we had got to 40 by then, best score yet.
We went for a walk around Cliveden (out first visit) and on a nicer day it would have been great, but as my sister-in-law would say, 'The wind was spiteful', a couple of shots from the Garden and a Red Kite (taken at the NT):
So we left Mike's sunday lunchtime and dropped into Rainham Marshes for a few hours on the way home.
We were excited to hear Bearded Tits had been reported and as they are still on our hit list, we had our fingers crossed, but yet again to no avail!
We had a great time there though, despite that 'Spiteful wind' the rain kept off us although we could see downpours all around the reserve. Again not many good photo opportunities, but here a few:
Our list for the day:
|Great Crested Grebe|
|Greater Canada Goose|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|