December already, and the year now starts to draw to a close. Whisky looks suitably unimpressed.
I had an indoor plant many years ago, that never seemed to do any good, so I planted it at the bottom of my garden. To my surprise it picked up, and is now a strapping six feet tall. It's also got some flower buds coming.
Castor Oil Plant
The local lake, Caldecotte, has been host to up to half a dozen Little Egrets recently. Not easy to get pictures of them though, they always seem to fly off as I get near.
Not so the Herons though. They seem more than happy to pose.
Some gulls are happy to pose too.
Herring Gull with fresh oyster lunch.
Whisky will always pose
A trip to a local reservoir a couple of days ago found, amongst other delights, this fisherman. I hadn't noticed he'd caught a tiny fish until I saw the picture on the computer.
I went in search of some Mandarin Ducks a few days ago, at a nearby country park, and managed to find a group of 5.
They look far too exotic for this country.
Back at the local lake, at this time of the year, it is always good for these beauties.
Female, going for a swim after a doze in the sun.
A couple of the males
Enjoy the rest of your day