Managed a good day at Chelsea, ankle only went out twice and added 1 new species to year and life list (although I think I have seen one silhouetted on the sky last time I was in London.
- Blue Tit
- Feral Pigeon – probably a few 100 today
- Great Tit
- Robin – a few of these in the were in the Grand Pavilion.
- Rose-ringed Parakeet – new to life list.
If I do go next year I’ll be catching the train, my preferred means of transport when I can afford it, even booking 6 weeks in advance East Coast Railways wanted £240 per person return – Edinburgh to Kings Cross, I booked flights for £45 return, then 2 days later ECR wrote saying they had £28 tickets each way! Still more expensive but I was rather frustrated as I knew the train would have got me into the centre instead of Gatwick on the way in and Luton on the way out and I could bring back plants if I purchased any, instead I flew and couldn’t buy anything at Chelsea!
There were even a few places giving out free plants and I had to say no! Terrible, they had a nice Rowan which would have been perfect for my garden, and hopefully attracting waxwings for years got come. Wish I had of been able to, next year! Now ECR need to get their cheap tickets up 6 weeks in advance like they used to!
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