Sunday, March 14

Visit to Dunham Massey

Monday we decided on a day out at Dunham Massey in Cheshire. As the sun shone it proved to be a well chosen day for an outing. A new winter garden was constructed there in 2008 in order to increase the visitor season.

This is still in it's infancy and the poor spring meant that many of the promised displays hadn't actually happened yet - but this was expected. The trees however looked great against a clear blue sky.

The water birds were very accommodating staying still long enough for me to manage some shots. Far easier than photographing the birds that visit our garden! Below are just two of the photos I took of the mallards as I must admit to having been a bit carried away and surprised when my camera showed that I had taken over 300 photos - not all of the birds though!

To see some of the photos and video that were taken during our visit


  1. I m really willing to visit Dunham Massey please update more about Dunham Massey

  2. Looked like a lovely day out and they are very nice pics. of the birds.....hope the trees start blooming soon!!

  3. GIWSD
    I have more on Dunham Massey on my website as indicated on the post where there are also links to websites. It was only a day visit so I am no expert on it.

  4. Hi Tanya,
    It was a good day out but cold on top of the Pennines see our weather blog. It was quite busy too to say.

    It will look lovely once the daffodils are out and the poants are more established.

  5. It's so nice to see those blue skies. That's a great picture of the three ducks.

  6. Hello Jo,
    One photo taken of a male mallard had the sun shining on its breast making it look as though it was made of plastic!


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