A Nuthatch visited my garden again this morning. It's not visited regularly over such a long period before so I'm hoping s/he's going to stay around a bit longer.
I finally started to feel better and needed a trip to the supermarket. When I got back around lunchtime, this Sparrowhawk was sitting in the apple tree - where the feeders are! From the size I think it's a female but I didn't get a better pose than this. It sat there for quite sometime so hopefully, it hadn't been hunting but just resting.
I needed some exercise and fresh air, so after a quick sandwhich (think I was getting back to normal) I headed off for Bushy Park. It was sunny when I left but got more cloudy and dull as I wandered around.
Three of the seven cygnets were still very visible and they're getting more white colouring now. I don't know if the others have left but I didn't see any more.
In the Autumn and Winter the Black-Headed Gulls are very numerous and today, two were having quite an aggressive fight.
An Egyptian Goose was having a preen on one of the sheltered streams; this made for a good reflection.
Walking under the line of Chestnut Trees I heard the familiar "rattly" sound of a Mistle Thrush. He flew high up into the top branches of a tree but managed to get a passing shot. He eventually flew off without coming any closer. It's a spot that they seem to favour, so with the leaves now coming off the trees hopefully there will be some better sights as the Autumn progresses.
I got back to the car as the rain started and headed off home for a cuppa!