Whilst I'd taken the camera, it was more for the exercise and company than a walk for taking pictures. However!! A couple of mute swans flew over and I managed to grab a pic of one of them :D
We walked for quite a while then went to the cafe for some brunch. Tea and a wicked strawberry muffin (with loads of butter cream filling!) for SPD and coffee and a raisin Danish for me.
Later on in the day after my daughter had headed off to a friend's, I had a quick update stroll around Painshill Park.
There are now 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebes and whilst the 2nd pair have built a nest, they seem to have abandoned it. I came across them right down the eastern (?) end of the lake where they were happily swimming and diving for fish.
Eventually the nearer of the two swam to the middle of the lake to join its partner; they started some head wagging but no dance was to happen.
I walked around to the other side and the two who have produced eggs are still nesting; so this is great!
and finally.... just when I'd decided to call it a day, the elusive Blackcap showed for just a brief minute.
And as I type this, a wren sings as does the Blackcap - in my garden.. but can I see either of them... nooooooo - they are such a tease!