Went over to Audley End House and Gardens. It was very picturesque in the sunshine.... something that's been a very scare commodity over the last few weeks... the was actually some warmth in the sun.. wonderful :D
Down on the lake a solitary Mute Swan.. normally there's a Black swan as well but no sign of it there today.
A few Jackdaws strutted their stuff
A Mallard dived..
Eventually I found the Black Swan by itself finding grass to eat amongst gaps in the remaining snow.
Back by the lake, a myriad of avian foodsteps..
Lunch was Tomato Soup which was quite pleasant.
As I went back to the car, I noticed two Green Woodpeckers fly off. I stood and waited for a bit and was rewarded with the sight of them when they returned.. bring a friend so now we have three to watch..
A rewarding end to the day...... :)