GMT 17 – Max Power – Barwick Ford

By: snowgood

Mar 27 2020

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Category: Cars, Walking

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My Broxbourne to Barwick Ford walk ended here.

Ten minutes before finishing this Greenwich Meridian stage I could hear engines revving, and the pops and crackles of loud exhausts.

Did I wonder what might be just around the corner?

Not at all. My descent down to River Rib was brightened by a fabulous sight.  Several Red Kites were soaring on the winds beneath a passenger jet from nearby Stanstead Airport.

I try to post photos from these walks on Instagram, and even put up the odd video.  Click the link to see one of these beautiful creatures in flight.

Last Saturday was really quite some day.  Roz and I had overcome railway cancellations, blocked roads and the challenges of arranging a meeting in the middle of nowhere.

Despite the cool breeze we’d had a first rate time, met some lovely people (from a safe distance) and got home intact.

Over twelve and a half miles, despite the hold ups and 160 miles of driving.

Here’s my species list for the day;

Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Geese, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff (heard, not seen), Coot, Cormorant, Crow, Dunnock, Egyptian Geese, Feral Pigeon, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Greylag Geese, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Little Egret, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch (heard), Pheasant, Red Kite, Red Leg Partridge, Ring Neck Parakeet (furthest north I’ve ever seen them), Robin, Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer.

Rabbits seen, but no deer which was quite a surprise.







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