The last few days have been awful in terms of weather so my camera and I haven't really been doing much!
Last Wednesday though, I spent the day with Mum and we had lunch at......well, our favourite beach cafe. The sky was stormy but just occasionally, the sun peeped through giving some strange lighting affects to the sky and beach.
Then the following day I managed to dodge the showers and had a stroll in Bushy Park. Nothing much to photograph in terms of birds, but this male Stag was now very much on his own after the rut. The bracken can hide a fully grown stag at this time of the year.
Around the base of a dead tree, was this Fungi. I've no idea what types they are but if anyone knows?........
And then yesterday, I walked through the Ancient Woods on Esher Common. It was very wet underfoot and very slippery. I saw a Green Woodpecker as it bounded away from me and three Robins were singing in different parts of the wood at the same time!
And then - camera tucked inside my waterproof I headed back to the car.
A gap in the clouds and the sun peeped through so I headed of to the London Wetland Centre. En route, on the A3, the heavens opened; a lorry had broken down and closed two of the three lanes causing a long tail back, so I escaped at the first roundabout and headed off my main shopping centre. Completely forgetting of course that, with the Saturday run up to Christmas, there were horrendous queues for all the car parks - so, I headed of elsewhere only to find....... I shan't bore you with the details but I was glad to get home and put the kettle on.
Tomorrow is another day......