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Early in June, Natasha and I visited Chiswick House and I fell in love so when my folks where in town and some of our plans fell through we visited the House and Gardens on the 16th of June. And what a delight it was!
We used the audio guides which gave a more exacting description of the house and its paintings (versus the narrative style of the guided tour Natasha and I enjoyed) and included a detailed tour of the downstairs and cellars.
 But since you have probably already read my detailed review of the gardens and house, I will move on to the glorious amount of wildlife we came across.
 These birds quite took our heads off when they flew in for a landing by the Obelisk.
Look at our adorable friend, David the Squirrel.
 O but the fun began once we crossed this gorgeous bridge and came across many birds on the water.
 This bird (below) was nesting just below the bridge.
 And what a peaceful body of water it was.
We had an admirer – this beautiful swan – followed us down the path.
But it was the babies that really drew our attention. I certainly took too many photos but how can you resist when the babies are just too cute for words? Take a peek!
And in case you wondered, the parents were never far away keeping a diligent eye on us.
But go on – have another look. Such cuteness.
 This mama was particularly cautious with her babies.
 And of course, our lovely friends, the swans, kept a good pace as we made our way down the path.
 A useful display board explained each type of bird along the waters edge.
 But of course we cannot forget the four-legged friends who seemed to be in want of a swim themselves, lol.
And how peaceful it was! In comparison to the sunny afternoon earlier in the month, this day was a bit cloudier and much less crowded. So peaceful and charming.
I hope you have the opportunity to make a visit to this gorgeous West London English Heritage home and gardens.
The gardens are open from 7am until dusk every day and free of charge.

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