After my very brief post on Tuesday, I then went out for a meal with my Daughter and Grandson - had a lovely evening and my daughter drove so I could have a birthday drink!
The day in Bushey Park was overcast with lighter sky in the afternoon. Nonetheless we managed to see a lot of activity. The female Grebe was sending out a very clear invitation to the male - who totally ignored her. I understand from Richard Peters (a fellow photographer that we met in the park) that he saw 3 further attempts by the female all of which were equally ignored by the male. I'm now going to be watching for signs of eggs and the female on the nest more.
The Happy Couple
This Reed Bunting was flitting from one tree to the next and back again - would it stay still and on view? NO!
One of the four Egyptian Goslings - just after a satisfying scratch
and a quick dip!
The Mallards were very active and flying about, circling overhead.
Jack Daws enjoying the Fallow Deer's coat which makes very good nesting material.
and a youngster having a scratch!
The Red Deer stags were hanging about in the pond
Whilst this rather obliging Grey Heron was flying backwards and forwards across the far end of the pond ....
A good day all in all!
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