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Birds ‘n’ fish ‘n’ flowers ‘n’ trees

There’s so much wildlife to see around Ilfracombe, North Devon.

At the moment the foxgloves are just coming into flower up Hillsborough . . .

Foxgloves in flower at Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon

While conkers are already forming on the horse chestnut trees near the swimming pool . . .

Horse chestnut trees in Ilfracombe, North Devon

While nearby a starling hopped around on the grass . . .

Starling in Ilfracombe, North Devon
Starling in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Over at Bicclescombe Park, a collection of goldfish and other fish have mysteriously appeared in the boating lake. From what I have been told they are not supposed to be there and may be someone’s unwanted fish from a pond . . .

Fish in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
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Bluebells and blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe #ndevon

I have to take my camera because there is something new every day.

This morning I saw bluebells flowering in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon . . .

Bluebells in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

The magnolias are also blooming too in a variety of colours . . .

Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Magnolias in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

It’s a wonderful spring for blossom. All the trees are heavy with petals . . .

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon
Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

All we need now are lots of ducklings on the pond!

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New shoots

Pussy willow is bursting out again. It amazes me every year.

Pussy willow at Hillsborough, Ilfracombe,North Devon

Pussy willow at Hillsborough, Ilfracombe,North Devon

And other trees are producing leaves and shoots too.

Spring shoots on tree at Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Something new appears every day at this time of year.

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Crisp, snap, spray & quack

Such a beautiful day, although the ducks in Bicclescombe Park this morning did not too lively and one stared me out . . .

Ducks in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon Ducks in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon The Wilder Brook in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

How do they manage to withstand the flow of water?

Everything seemed so sharp and the trees stood majestically in the sunlight . . .

Trees in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon Trees in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon Trees in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Later on, as the sun went down, it became chillier and greyer, but still clear enough to snap views of Ilfracombe and the fishing boats in the harbour from up Hillsborough . . .

Ilfracombe, North Devon, view from Hillsborough Fishing boats in Ilfracombe harbour, North Devon, view from Hillsborough

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