Monday, October 13, 2014

Flatford Mill

We are settling down fine in Norwich. I started my PhD course at UEA, the kids go to school, I have a car now, and life is reaching a steady-state. Still not enough time for birding but hope to improve that soon.
This week I went on a three-day training course as part of my Doctoral Training Program run by EnvEast. We were lucky to stay at Flatford Mill Field Centre, that is famed as the site where John Constable painted his famous painting The Hay Wain

I stayed overnight in the amazing 650-years-old Barn House:

I was busy there with lectures etc. but got to see some birds walking around. Despite being so close to the coast there were almost no migrants around. Only on the morning of the 10th I had some movement - 1 Redwing and 2 Siskins, and quite many Meadow Pipits and other common stuff.

1 comment:

  1. All the best with your studies. Incredible place to stay over night - how inspiring!