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Sunday 11 August 2019

Odds and ends at a local open garden

Every year the lovely couple who own the old 'Bird in Hand' in the village open their garden to the public. Perhaps because of the tremendous bargains in plants to be had (or perhaps it's the Pimms bar!) the event is always well attended and raises a lot of money for the Church and Heathlands.

Today was bright and breezy and I should have been playing guitar in Acle: however, I woke up with virtually no voice, so there was little point in attending the jam: instead, I joined Linda, Sue and Peter at the open garden.

As well as the terrific plants, cream teas (and Pimms!) there were a few odds and ends worth pointing the camera at. Riding the front of an incoming squally cloud was a flock of Swifts. Every one was scrutinised, but none had a white rump! Migrant Hawkers were everywhere, and there were several pairs of Brimstones. Other birds included Marsh Harrier, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.

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