Given we were late home Thursday night I was looking forward to a good nights sleep. At 3am I was awoken by a MASSIVE thunderclap!! I've never heard one so loud.
The weather was better in Essex and we headed to Hatfield Forest. This was unplanned and telephoto lenses were left at home.
I just decided I wanted to see how the Grebes were doing!
This was the only Mallard in full plumage. Isn't he a handsome bird?
Spot the odd one out?
Incidentally the party of young canada's I saw earlier in the year are all grown up.
And yes the Grebe chicks are doing well. 3 chicks and both adults about and catching fish. Some record shots.
Almost lost her!!
Given my lunch a roast beef roll I may have been eating......
I could only see the one Tern but a Nat Trust guy told me he thought there were two chicks. We also saw a Kingfisher and 2 Marsh Tits.