avon gorge

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After w/e away in South Devon not wanting to go back indoors so spending the day making sketches up at the gorge. Mainly trying to deal with the bigger space but birds still popping up.. some great views of a male kestrel hovering below, swooping on a buzzard in a tree down at the bottom and swallowing a shrew in a couple of mouthfuls.
A lot of the herbage had been cut back, not so good for picture making but probably necessary to stop things getting swamped. Hadn’t remembered how much polypody there is on the cliffs. Also seeing rustyback fern.. early leaves of salad burnet, rockrose, purple toadflax, lower down already a few wall flowers out.

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