Sunday 9 December 2018

A pair of Carrion Crows perched on a notice in the early morning rain.

The Jay on Buck Hill waited for service in the rowan tree.

A flock of Long-Tailed Tits paused in a bush.

The bird feeder in the Rose Garden was doing brisk business, visited by Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits. Other birds lurked underneath to pick up spillage, like the Chaffinch in yesterday's blog post.

A closer view of a Great Tit ...

... and a Blue Tit.

The Grey Herons on the upper nest on the island resented the arrival of a third heron in their tree.

The island is a popular spot for Cormorants to gather, and the posts provide convenient perches.

Others perched on the fallen tree in the Long Water.

The pigeon-killing Lesser Black-Backed Gull claimed another victim.

The pair of Lesser Black-Backed Gulls at the Lido were making that upward jerk of the head accompanied by a quiet cry that is exchanged between mates.

A young Herring Gull amused itself by rolling a conker around.

The Black Swan was in her usual place at the Vista.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes fished together.

A Moorhen swam over fallen leaves at Peter Pan.


  1. That Crow couple look like law enforcers. But I am sure miscreant Gulls will think nothing of flouting the authorities. One of them is this close to finally learning the uses of a wheel, judging from today's picture.

    1. To me those crows look like schoolboys planning some frightful prank.