Sometimes we are lucky enough to see a rare bird. It was my lucky day last week.
A Spotted Sandpiper graced my local lake for a day, giving great views to a few local birders, giving me a lifer, and giving the county, a first.
An elusive Garden Warbler up next
and almost as elusive, a Willow Warbler.
This Chiffchaff was a bit more co-operative,
and a singing Blackbird, was very showy.
I've spent a lot of time recently trying to get a decent shot of the many Swifts we have flying around at the moment.
The best I've managed so far.
I'll finish with some' baby cuteness'.
A young Long Tailed Tit.
An unusually coloured Mallard.
A Canada Goose gosling, having a scratch
and last one, a Mute Swan cygnet, just oozing cuteness.
Enjoy the rest of your week, and check out some more bird posts, from World Bird Wednesday.