The second , that of the man who saved Winchester Cathedral .
After all yesterday's excitement , it was back to reality today . The Cotoneaster supermarket is still holding on , but will probably closing before next weekend . Unless of course , a flock of Waxwings turn up , and clear it out in one go . Today , Redwing numbers rose to five , and the regular Fieldfare was in close attendance for most of the day .Whilst watching the Thrushes , it was interesting to see the Finches visiting the Cotoneaster , not for the berries , but seemingly getting moisture from the part thawed frost on the leaves . Even though we put out fresh water several times today , it frosted over almost instantly , so hopefully the frost gave them sufficient moisture . Also visiting several times each day are the male and female Gt. Spotted Woodpecker , they really have taken a liking to the joint fat / seed , pressed into the holes in the log . Before lunch , Carol and I visited Beckenham Cemetery at Elmers End , to visit my parents grave and also for a walk around the adjacent South Norwood Country Park . After visiting the grave , we decided to just do a walk within the Cemetery as it was so cold . It was surprising how many species we found in just a 20 minute walk . The list consisted of 2 Green Woodpecker , a flock of about 15 Redwings feeding alongside the tram tracks , 3 Song Thrush , several Blackbird - both ours and foreign , Pheasant , Magpie , Jay , Carrion Crow , a good sized Blue , Great and Long Tailed Tit flock , 2 Wren and of course several Rose Ringed Parakeets . I'm sure there were other species to be found , but Carol was getting cold , so it was back to the car . As I had the camera with me , I took a few shots of the more well known resident's graves . The first was the inventor of the flushing toilet , Thomas Crapper .
Apparently , over a period of six years , working six hours a day in total darkness , in depths of up to 6mtrs. , he packed the foundations with 25,000 bags of concrete ,115,000 concrete blocks , and 900,000 bricks , thus saving the Cathedral from collapse . I intended to post W.G.Grace's - one of England's most famous cricketer's grave as well , but I couldn't find it and Carol was turning blue .