Life among the dead.

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I spotted this Jay in a city centre cemetery in Southampton I have added a link to an older post of a Jay.

https://a60716357.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/jay/

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Beach watch.

Rewarding low tide walk this evening. I Could not resist adding one Egret picture.blog2

A black-backed gull was sent on his way by a black-headed gull

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Common terns were active just off the beach diving for fish.

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Air operations WW2.

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A trip to Heathrow airport gave us some time to sightsee before meeting our eldest son returning from America. On Cooper’s Hill in Runnymede, Surrey, overlooking the river Thames is Runnymede War Memorial, it is also known as the Air Forces Memorial. The memorial commemorates more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe who have no known grave. You can see Heathrow airport in the distance and it seems quite fitting that modern planes fly over the memorial.

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There are lots of boat trips running on this part of the River Thames at Runnymede including trips to Windsor and Hampton Court.

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New Forest deer

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The Fallow Deer was introduced into the UK by the Normans in the 11th Century Today, they are widespread and the most common deer in England.

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It has been here in the wild so long it is considered naturalised. These deer were in the New Forest which was originally formed as a Royal Hunting Forest.

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