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… and very cold, in that fine British bank holiday tradition.  Nonetheless, my guests and I took a walk.

We were only in time to see the back of them, flying past on a smart breeze

We were only in time to see the back of them, flying past on a smart breeze

This clump seemed particularly satisfying

This clump seemed particularly satisfying

and the wiry leaves bent elegantly in the gusts.

and the wiry leaves bent elegantly in the gusts.

Sea side and harbour side.

Sea side and harbour side.

One of my guests caught them, not eating oysters,

One of my guests caught them, not eating oysters,

but although we pretended not to be looking, they were up and away.

but although we pretended not to be looking, they were up and away.

Nor were these turning stones. They scuttered briskly off as we came over the dune.

We saw this in a better light than last time

We saw this in a better light than last time

and were charmed all over again.

This would have been scavenged from an earlier construction. I like that the builders gave it a place of honour.

I borrowed the bird photographs from the walker with the splendid telephoto lens.

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