Today was the first day I’ve managed to get out, so I went round the local lake. Most of these pictures are from there. The first one though, is from the garden yesterday.
Ten Goldfinches on some of the feeders. Today I lost count at twenty; seems they’ve had a great year for breeding. I’ve never seen so many in the garden at once, it’s no wonder the Sparrowhawk is being seen more often.
And the half plucked Collared Dove seems to be doing well. His feathers seem to be growing back quite quickly. Should have a new coat in time for the winter.
Back to today’s pictures, and first one is a Wigeon.
There’s quite a few of these at the moment, along with the Tufted Ducks and Pochards. Very shy though. As soon as I get close, they swim off into the middle of the lake.
This one, from last week, is doing the famous ‘whistle’ as he swims around.
The real ‘star’ though, has been the Red Crested Pochard. There’s five now; pictures on the other blog.
A female Mallard flew in close this morning,
she probably thought I’d come with some bread. Maybe next time girl.
These Cormorants were enjoying the morning sun,
and this Grey Wagtail posed nicely for a while.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.