I had a wander around London Wetland Centre yesterday morning. Very light on birds but that's not unusual for this time of the year.
The flowers and colour there are wonderful and congrats to all the gardeners that make the flowers beds/borders so beautiful to look at and enjoy.
I was standing very still trying to see what the "little brown job" was flitting through the trees. All was quiet - until - two ladies came along towards me as I stood with the camera poised. They were talking very loudly "Oh what have you seen" they called out to me!! I stated (in a hushed tone) that it was a young robin - they stood in front of me and the camera to have a closer look. I managed to grab a shot between their shoulders before the robin (no doubt alarmed by the bright red of one lady's dress and/or the black dress with bright and large pink spots of the other) shot off across the path into a neighbouring bush.
It was to be a noisy day. As I walked back along the Wildside several large groups of school children were approaching. In amongst them walking towards me was a female Mallard with her 10 children!! The teachers got the (human) children to stand still while Mother Mallard and her brood walked through us all rushing off through the trees to seek sanctuary.
I went from there to Bushy Park but within 10 minutes or so the sun was covered in black cloud the rain soaked me through yet again. Time to go home and change!