Had a walk in Bushy Park and was pleased to see the Chiloe Wigeon is back on the pond again this winter!
and a male Mandarin duck looked for food amongst the fallen pine needles of the Swamp Cyprus
Out on the boating pond later in the afternoon, the low sunlight lit this Tufy..
On another day, a trip over to Painshill Park to see if the Fieldfares and Redwings were about. The light was much better this time!
And a brief glimpse of a Fieldfare (one of many) as it foraged for berries about 20 feet up in the Yew tree!
(these few pictures benefit from being seen full view by clicking on the pictures - the light was really good!)
and, finally, today Saturday, my usual trip over to Barnes (London Wetland Centre). It was bitterly cold - thermal socks (knee length), thermal lined trousers, thermal shirt, fleece top and weather proof jacket... it was still cold but I was toasty warm for most of the time - not glamorous, - but warm!
Everywhere was frozen and the lack of birds was noticeable.
In the new Wildflower meadow, the frost had finally caused the end of one of the poppies - amazing that they've lasted this long!