I went to my local patch of Bushy as the Red Deer are now getting more active. And active they were. However, wanting to practice more with camera settings, I tried some birds on the Boating Pond... sorry but the subjects have been on my blog many times before!
I think this Canada Goose got in the way of two cobb Mute Swans... one of which was being chased by the other and finally flew off down to the other end of the pond!
The Black-headed gulls are now coming back after their summer holidays... and are very quarrelsome. This is not the best picture I've ever taken but I was entertained by the pose - they didn't actually collide despite what it looks like.
Then another argument but I managed to miss the gull in flight - they're a tadge too fast for me at times!
And they were very noisy too.
The "main man" was in a totally different area yesterday and it took sometime to find them. He had about 8 hinds gathered around him and was constantly being approached by about 6 other males - all of which he chased off and no fights today. The Hinds don't seem ready yet but I imagine in a day or two, matters will be hotting up even more.
In another area, some young Stags were resting and the Jackdaws took full advantage. It looked as they they were finding insects in the coats of the Deer.
Long may all this sunshine last.... although I think that's too much to hope for.