a few snippets from today
the adult little grebes seem to be feeding only some of their young.
Those that can dive and feed are chased away, much like a coot would do.
There's regular fish for those still in favour
a fleeting attack over the Mere from the sparrowhawk.
I was watching the grebes, when everything on the water scuttled away in a panic.
Then along came the predator. He failed to catch anything this time.
a distant view of a red kite. Others have been seen near Verulamium Park,
Gorhambury residents we believe. Record shot.
here, I have broken my own rule for photos. on the Mere.
I only post what I capture on site, but to do justice to red kites
have included a 'real' image taken by myself in Wales,
just to show what is circling above our heads!
Always look up when you are meandering about, don't tread on anything nasty. . . .
two shots of a gatekeeper butterfly
what I first took to be a muntjac in the Pyghtle area.
My reference book informs me it is a female roe deer, which does not have antlers.
Both sexes of muntjac are horned to a greater or lesser extent.