This morning it rained!! Whilst we haven't had much rain for a while and the garden is, in fact, quite dry it was still a tad irritating. Only because instead of getting out, I had to give in and catch up with some long overdue housework! (Sorry to use bad language here!)
But by lunch time the sun was shining so I went over to the LWC at Barnes.
Snakes Head Fritillaries greeted me on arrival, bobbing their heads in a gentle breeze.
A pair of Little Grebes were ducking and diving
(and swimming straight into the sun!)
Whilst this Kestrel entertained high overhead. I'd been focusing on it for a while (not easy) when it turned its head and looked straight at me - or probably this very big glass eye peering up at him
(I'm saying him but is it a him or her?)
Later on in the afternoon this one was perched in a tree - I believe it to be the same one which had been around for sometime.
A comma butterfly was on the catkins again
Whilst a Green Woodpecker hid under the bushes looking for ants
Just as I arrived at this spot, I was greeted with the usual "10 minutes ago.....you have just missed... five lizards who were sun bathing on a log. Later on I managed to get this shot whilst lying almost full length on the ground!
Dreadful picture but my first Coot chic of the season/year
Done and dusted I went home for a very quick visit to Bushey Park.
Sadly I couldn't see the Great Crested Grebes anywhere and a Coot was firmly in residence sitting on the nest. Hey ho!
But the Cob Mute Swan was having a late afternoon wash and brush up!
And finally, home for a cuppa.
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