I'm mystified. I thought we were nearing the end of May? But the weather believes it's March and April rolled into one!
As I was meeting my Grandson from school today, I didn't have much time to spare so, household chores done, I left early and had a quick run (I use that word loosely) around the pond in Bushy Park. The wind was - blowing a gale - again!
It was fascinating watching the Swifts screaming over the pond - dipping and diving. I was following them with the camera - is it possible to get a decent shot of such a fast flying bird?
A Tufty had a wing stretch
The eight cygnets and their parents are still doing well; the cygnets growing in confidence now, as well as stature.
Dad had a quick drink.
This female mallard and male tufty were quite happy in each other's company
Interestingly coloured female Mallard
A female Red-crested Pochard had a preen in the water
And everywhere, were Jackdaws - dozens of them today.
And they were presenting themselves so well for pictures.
This jackdaw was flying over a Coot's nest while the Coot was keeping an upward watchful eye on it..
The coot was concentrating so hard, that it lost its balance and fell over on its back in the nest!
Off to school then - blown there by the wind!
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