I met Pete for a trip to Barnes this morning, but as usual the weather was grey and dull with bad light for pictures.
Spent most of the morning on the reserve except for a stop at the cafe - where Pete decided to have a cooked breakfast and I discovered it was just too hard to resist - so we had "brunch" - lovely!
The reserve was quiet in terms of birds and people but we did manage a couple of Goldcrests, a Great Crested Grebe and Little Grebe, Siskins, Long-tailed Tits, loads of Blue Tits, Great Tits, Goldfinches and Chaffinches. Lapwings, Cormorants, Teals, Wigeon, Gadwall etc. and some Collection Birds
And just a few pics:
As if I don't see enough Ring-necked Parakeets!
or Grey Squirrels.
Two Canada Geese flying over
Group of Wigeon
Cormorant (wild bird)
and, in the little sunshine that we had, sunlit Reeds
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