I decided to head over to Barnes (London Wetland Centre) again today. I'd hoped for some shots of Terns as they are very active at the moment. For some reason, I just couldn't get any decent pictures of them today so these are poor offerings of wonderful birds!
A Jay has been seen in this particular area and it seems to hover over the leaves grabbing insects before resting in the tree.
they continued to keep their beaks open whilst looking for something in the crevices of the walls (insects perhaps? )
Word then quickly circulated that a Tawny Owl was in a tree just outside the reserve. Directions given and accepted a few of us headed off. It was very very high up and difficult to see - in fact there was about one spot only where there was any chance of a clear view. However, the Tawny was well hidden behind leaves and it was only when the wind blew the leaves that there was any chance of seeing both its eyes at the same time.
Uncannily, whilst I was standing there, under said tree, Pete sent me a text (thanks Pete) telling me that there was a Tawny at the LWC! - this having been announced on Twitter by the LWC ( Jamie on the ball as usual - thanks Jamie). Ah modern technology - the grapevine never worked faster!!
So having gone in search of Terns I was delighted to see all I did today. Ah.... loverly stuff! :D
(PS - and Jamie if you're reading this, the survey was completed and handed in. I await my marks) :D