Last weekend, I had a wander around Richmond Park to see what was going on and what, apart from deer, I could see. As it turned out, not a lot.
My aim was to ignore the deer and try to concentrate on the bird life. Unfortunately the light wasn't great and the first thing I saw was a huge group of Fallow Deer. It seemed a little silly to not take a few photos while the opportunity presented itself.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012
A couple of weekends ago, at a loose end, I paid another visit to the London Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Barnes. My visit was full of hope that I would see the illusive Bittern but, again, no, it was not playing along.
That said, the Wetlands centre always has something to offer including, this visit, a rather devious Grey Squirrel, desperately trying to gain access to the peanuts caged in the bird feeders. Long story short, it failed. Credit where it's due though, it had a good go.
As there wasn't a lot of wild birds to be seen, I decided to head over to the resident geese in the area towards the World Wetlands to try my hand at close ups and portraits, with mixed results. This is a selection of my best shots.
Then, suddenly, a meteor started to fall from the sky! Luckily, for all around, this Eider duck spotted it and warned everyone else.