Coming at ya!
A Mute Swan flotilla sails by. (Tufted Ducks, Coots and Canada Geese can be recognised).
One of these Canada Geese is shouting here.
These two seem to think Spring is in the air.
“Like water off a ducks back” – well the neck of this drake Mallard.
A fine study of a first-winter drake Shoveler – the slight rufous on the flanks tells us it is a drake.
A duck showing the underwing (and part of an upperwing) pattern.
Can you get any closer?!
Note the water droplets on the plumage.
Has a scratch.
Interest here (apart from the water droplets) is the tail spread out on the water.
The distinctive bill shape is well-shown in this view.
They are visible in other shots but not so clearly as here: the white shafts in some of the feathers.
Shows over and she paddles off. She did return later but the light was not as good.
It's almost Christmas: we need a Robin. No snow though.
A slightly soggy-looking Blue Tit.
A dry specimen.
Under different lighting. Note how the branch is held.
The ring is on the other foot – and no: I did not invert the image.
No rings on this one. I assume they are ticks behind the eye.(Ed Wilson)