Had a wander around the lake at Hatfield Forest today - the sun was shining and it felt incredibly warm. It was lovely to walk without having to wear gloves and a thick coat.
The usual suspects were about in terms of water fowl. I Green Woodie yaffled and later I heard drumming. As I arrived I noticed one Great Crested Grebe. then another and they were obviously a pair. A single grebe soon turned this into a menage a trois!
Further along the lake there were two more. The two pairs indulged in some head waggling and I hoped there would be a weed dance to follow... but not today.
Various Canada and Greylag geese were about the several Mallard... the latter looked glorious in the sunshine!
And an interloper - a Barnacle Goose - must be an escape...
Really lovely to get away from unpacking boxes and enjoy the springlike sunshine :D
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