Undaunted I headed off to BushyPark. Jenny had told me they'd seen a couple of Common Terns over the fishing lake end of the water albeit it was now a few days ago - they weren't in evidence to day.
I'd come across this Grey Heron and watched it fascinated for well over half an hour - it was very intent on fishing for its brunch!
It had caught some little fish which disappeared down its throat with great speed but..... it then shot it's beak into the water and come up with this (I think its a young Perch!). I was waiting for it to raise its beak up to swallow it but instead it just paused briefly before flying off with it in its beak!!
The young are now growing up and some have already lost their dappled appearance.
Further around the pond, at last I managed a reasonable dragon-in-flight picture
What I thought would be a stroll with nothing much happening, I was pleasantly surprised. And it's still very humid!!