After relentless rain yesterday it was not surprising that it was very wet in the park today. I saw three goldfinch as soon as I arrived in the park and then a male and a female stonechat.
On the lake there were a dozen mallards, 2 moorhens and a grey heron which flew from one side of the lake to another, giving me good opportunities for photos of birds in flight.
There were only three black-headed gulls but plenty of crows and a single blackbird.
A very pleasant hour spent on a dull afternoon.
One of three goldfinch which didn’t really want to show themselves
Male stonechat on 2 different perches
Mallard in flight
Pair of mallards in flight
Grey heron flying from one side of Duchess Pond to another:
Mallards looking very handsome