There were a few Swallows flying in and out of the farm buildings and quite a few Starlings and Sparrows on the buildings too.
The noise from the farm animals was almost overpowering especially from the pigs, almost feeding time I think!
I don't think I can ever hear a Turkey gobble without smiling, it is the oddest noise!
We took a walk through the old woods, which were very quiet bird wise (as well as people wise) but when we reached the bottom and looked up the field a Deer was at the edge. We saw Deer in these woods the last time we were here.
This little area off a boardwalk was covered in dancing Speckled Wood butterflies, it would I guess normally be wet but after the dry summer we've had there wasn't a drop of water.
I think this is an old golf course, we found a couple of markers at the side.
It was busy by the ponds lots of families - you don't have to pay to walk around the grounds only the farm and house so it's well used. Despite the noise this Moorhen family seemed oblivious.
On one of the ponds these bees - i'm not sure what species - were congregating on a rock in the water. I've not seen this behaviour before.
I loved the blue of these pine cones
And the shape of this plant!
The walled gardens were packed with plants, it would have been good to come just a couple of weeks earlier and see everything in full bloom, they're were a lot of white Butterflies around but they didn't sit still long enough for photos.
It was a nice little walk before the madness of school kicked back in.