A SKYLARK sang from above the Ashes Lane Field as I made my way to the lakes, which were a bit less busy than yesterday, most of the Geese had moved to the adjacent horse paddocks, leaving just 4 CANADA GEESE and 6 GREYLAG GEESE on the main lake. The MUTE SWAN and COOT pair are continuing to feed their respective young on the ornamental lake, a few MOORHEN families were also there, with just 3 MALLARDS.
The Scrubby Woods were very quiet, the only song being from the odd CHIFFCHAFF, BLACKCAP and DUNNOCK, plus calls from BULLFINCH and NUTHATCH.
This afternoon, I tried for some Butterfly and Dragonfly photo's, but with the sunshine being a bit hit and miss, little was found. I did however come face to face with a Roe Buck, which pranced away as I lifted my camera, just a shame I had the 100mm lens on and left the focus on manual, so I didn't even get an in focus shot! here they are anyway :-)
Off and away before I could focus on it!
At least a record shot anyway!
Might as well put a few images from wales up, these Stonechats looked picturesque on the foxgloves, my images didn't quite come out that way though!