I've cycled through there, and stopped for tea and cake, but I singularly failed to notice anything exotic in terms of flora and fauna.
I manage to miss Parakeets in Richmond Park however, so it's not entirely surprising that I miss things more native to the British Isles!
You just have a different focus, that's all. You prioritize the tea and cake.
wonderful pictures! you always manage to make me feel so homesick for lovely flat marshy east anglia with posts like this.
i didn't actually realise that bitterns were a rare sight, they seem to quite like hanging around martham broad, so we get to see them quite often; now i'll know to appreciate them more!
Thank you. East Anglia is a lovely place. I'm growing very fond of it.
Yay, birdies! That muntjac is surely not native, though...
Yes, they were imported from China quite some time ago. They escaped, naturally, and are now pretty widespread.
Muntjac are impossibly adorable, as are the tits (hee). Sounds like a good day.
They're tiny! I'm used to rather majestic, elegant deer so it's peculiar to see this little portly things pootling around.
What a lovely day! (really pretty Tits) The only wildlife we noted while in England was a moor pony who tried to get in the car with me. Either he really wanted to come home with me or he was trying to eat the upholstery.
Aww, you must have been tempted to take him with you. Moor ponies are adorable.
Your journal is obviously fun to read, but it's also so educational!
I'm just surprised the second attribute doesn't negate the first!
I would love to see that place in person.. It looks lovely and all that wildlife... Definitely will be on my list of places to visit when I am in the UK.
It's quite unusual, even among National Trust properties. I think it's worth making time to see.
muntjac deer have to be one of the sweetest creatures on earth :)
your great tits (heh) look a lot like our chickadees :)
They are adorable.
I think chickadees are a bit smaller - closer to the size of the blue tits.
The rat was looking pretty happy. The muntjac, on the other hand, was experiencing some frustration as the length of its tongue wasn't quite sufficient to reach the big pile of seed.
Excellent post -- thanks for taking the time to post all this!
I'm kind of surprised the muntjac is called a deer. I mean, if it's related to our whitetail, then great, but ... really?
Also, ObHuhHuhGreatTit. Slightly dirty puns are even better than puns.
Thank you for reading! The muntjac is really tiny, too. It's not anywhere deer-sized, in my opinion.