My first walk around Eastville Park for some time. There have been many sightings of otters recently but all I spotted were all the walkers who have seen the otters.
I did get two decent views of kingfishers; one which flew down the river, did a roll (showing off its orange breast) and disappeared over a fence; the other which flew down river showing its bright blue dorsal colours.
There are now two swans back on the lake, hopefully a couple.
The mallards are looking more attractive post eclipse.
I saw the back of a buzzard which was then mobbed by crows.
Back of a buzzard
It was good to see butterflies still and plenty of bees (and other insects).
My best photo opportunity was a grey wagtail which hung around for a while.
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