Despite the drop in temperature and the lack of Insects in the Moth trap, it was a fine enough day for a wander around Longham Lake just a 5 minutes drive from the farm. While bird numbers there remain similar to my last visit it was surprising to see just how many of the dozens of young Tufted Duck had survived - seemingly most of them.
the dramatic Cloud Cover than anything else.
remained distant but good to see such numbers of young.
Probably more interesting than the Birds today were the Trees,
Bushes, Insects and other Plant Life.
along with everything else was adorned with 'fruit'.
my second of the year.
not to be confused with Elder above, and
positively bowing under the weight of 'seed pods'.
on Trefoil Sp?
The identifications of the above Plants are attributed to my
Learned Friend and 'no' I'm not getting into Latin!
before continuing on to the River Avon (Hampshire that is,
not Stratford and Bill the Bard).
c27 EGYPTIAN GEESE
which had been flushed from their 'out of sight' position in
an adjacent field.
Kind regards -- Chris