A couple of days ago I was delighted that I had two swifts over the house - great to have them around again but, in this case, I haven't seen them since so they must be passing through.
One stalwart is "my" garden robin who's really enjoying the mealworms. I went to the shop on my way home today - the cupboard was bare and will be until Tuesday of next week. Let's hope he finds an alternative!
Today I headed over to the London Wetland Centre at Barnes. It was incredibly quiet - even some of the Collection birds seem to have vanished.
Met some people I've got to know from my visits there so we met up at various points. Thanks for the cuppa Rick :D
Frogs were much in evidence again and very vocal. This one greeted me on my way from the car park.
The Mute Swan pair were still adding to their nest at the foot of Sir Peter Scott's statue.
Three eggs were evident!
Reed Warblers were everywhere today. This one was very shy but just occasionally came up so we could get a glimpse!
The other most active birds were Great Crested Grebes. Here one is being chased by another!
And finally, around in the Wildside this one (of a nesting pair!) went fishing
Still hungry it swam under the bridge and caught another
and deftly turned it around before swallowing it
Decided to have another look
but nothing doing so it swam back to its partner on the nest.
A good visit despite the lack of birds and activity, but the sun was warm and the pace was relaxed........
Success at the third attempt!
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