Had a great day out with Trevor yesterday; starting at a very foggy Woburn, to see the deer and the rut.
Trying to get pictures in these conditions, and still keep a safe distance kept us on our toes, if nothing else. The only picture I've done so far, but I did put together a short video, to try and capture the atmosphere of the place.
From there we went on to Stockgrove Country Park. It has a new name these days : Rushmere; but it will always be Stockgrove to me. A popular place for picnics, dog walkers, and birds. Due to the weather though, it was a bit light on all three.
The main reason for going though was to see the Mandarin Ducks that usually turn up here on the lake. Another photographer friend had mentioned there were some there at the moment. The most I've seen in the past is about thirty, but yesterday we were in for a treat!
At least fifty, if not more. Most were congregating on the island on the small lake, but there were still plenty swimming around, and generally looking stunning.
Again, a short video of these outrageously beautiful ducks.
Despite the weather, we had a great day.
Enjoy your day too