An oddment day today. My Grandson is staying with me this weekend, as my daughter has yet another weekend of nightshifts - thinking of you SPD!
We went shopping for trousers for J today - something he did not enjoy and I'd forgotten what it was like to shop for clothes for boys - with the boy in question. Ah - memories!
After we'd found some we think are OK (his Mum will be the final judge), we came home for a quick sandwich and then went to my local Pet Supplies to buy some Sunflower Hearts. Shock - horror - they no longer stock them as the price has (in their view) risen too much. They have referred me to somewhere else where I can buy in larger quantities but they're out of stock until mid-week.
So we needed some exercise (at least I determined with both needed exercise which was not necessarily a shared opinion :D) and went for a walk around Bushy Park - this being the nearest and most convenient from our last venue!
Very little about except some sleepy Mallards and, more active coots. In fact, at one point, I wondered why I'd carried the camera about. A large Dragonfly skimmed across on of the ponds but too far away to consider for a picture.
On my last visit to Painshill, I took this shot of the Chinese Bridge - just because I like the reflections. On the far side of the Bridge the lake opens out and this is where you'll find the Great Crested Grebes - or Grebe as it is at the moment!
One the of many Greylag Goose goslings now growing up - losing it's "fluffy" feathers and gaining it's adult plumage.
In Bushy today, this Fallow Buck was sporting his new antlers. I do like the velvety look of the new growth and those wonderful doleful eyes!
The Jackdaws were ever present but in the warmth of the afternoon sun weren't moving about much.
And finally, I acquiesced and we came home. A short but pleasant walk.
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