Up until the point where I was standing at the front door, with camera bag and car keys in hand, I was going to RHS Wisley for a wander. No, thought I, I'm off to Barnes (London Wetland Centre)- and off I went.
In terms of birds it was very quiet; in terms of children, it was incredibly noisy.
(Note to self - go very early in the morning during school hols!)
However, a few pics
I'm pretty certain this is a Holly Blue
but.. if anyone knows different, I'd be pleased to know?
Dean has now advised me that it's a male Common Blue
Green Sandpiper - but wouldn't come any nearer
Lots of wild flowers
And some curly woolly sheep - they must be hot!
This Coscoroba Swan is, I'm sure, laughing as it has a bathe
Lots of Lapwings
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