Today we had a very frosty start with the pond and bird baths being covered in a layer of ice. I nipped out first thing to fill up the feeders and break up the ice - oh boy! was it cold!! This done and back in the warm it wasn't long before the water had iced over again.
The forecast promised better weather today than tomorrow, so off I headed for the London Wetland Centre at Barnes.
Not a great deal of excitement; the bittern had been seen where I was looking for it and two water voles had been seen in the usual spot. Did I see Bittern or Water Vole - of course not!!
A brief look at what I did see - which wasn't a great deal and mostly record shots due to - yep you guessed it - bad light for photography!!
Snipe - if you enlarge the picture (by clicking on it) you might find the cunningly hidden Snipe!!
Moorhen - several Moorhens displaying and males fighting today
American Wood Duck
Cranes - a new addition
I then got a telephone call from someone I'd promised a lift to so - Tricia's Taxi Service was galvanised into action!!
Success at the third attempt!
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