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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Lovely Sunday Weather

It's still great weather ! so more walks... Rafa is happy !

Walking through the thicket, there were lots of little birds flitting about. They would suddenly fly up, then sing their little hearts out as they dropped down to perch on a branch, sing a bit and then ... just as you train the camera on them... fly off again ! I managed to "catch" one and a specialist I met on the path from the Sandwich Bird Observatory, told me the bird in the picture is a male whitethroat. Sure nice to know what it is !! He also commented on how well behaved Rafs was.. I was well chuffed ! It's taken a long time and a lot of training to get him where he is (without crushing his spirit!) so I was ever so pleased.

Along the path a stretch of glorious colour in reds and yellows. These little flowers grow in abundance at this spot, even though I haven't seen many of them elsewhere. They are called Bird's Foot Trifoil (and have three leaves sprouting from anyone spot on the stems.. figures!) and are beautiful !

Not only in close up, but also as a bank full of tiny flowers...

Somebody wasn't going to miss out on all the fun ! Does he normally walk away when I point the camera... now I didn't want him in it he insisted.... Typical.... Never work with dogs and kids.....

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