and it was hard to imagine that this was the south coast of England rather than some tropical island (except the shingle gives it away a bit)
and as I started my journey, rabbits hopped about.. this one stayed still long enough to pose though
After about the third heavy shower I finally completed my walk but very light on birds today.
The weather had undergone a huge change and now temperatures had soared into the mid 80s with high humidity. It was hot!!
The two young Great Crested Grebe chicks are really growing up; no sign of Mum or Dad (who I later discovered at the very far end of the lake)
Down at the bottom end was the other pair of Grebe adults. They were still showing signs of courtship despite the lateness of the season. They lost a batch of 4 eggs not many weeks ago.
I then decided it was far too hot and the light far too bright so headed off home.
Great to have the tranquillity of Painshill Park for a short while though.