Another lovely walk in Stoke Park and then down in to Eastville Park, this time through the eyes of a different camera and lens (Fuji X Pro 2 and 55 -200 mm lens).
I had good views of a grey heron in flight at Duchess Pond in Stoke Park and common swifts swooping across the lake. Plenty of ducklings and chicks en route. Eastville Park was so quiet and peaceful; I can’t start to imagine what the wildlife will make of this weekend’s pop festival.
Female mallard and ducklings
Yellow flag iris
I think this could be water mint …
… and this water horsetail
Not so sure about spiders
I enjoyed seeing more insects and especially damsel flies although I was not lucky (not very good) with butterflies. The trees with lots of blossom and seeds are looking particularly magnificent and water lilies are appearing on the ponds.
Beautiful demoiselle in Eastville Park
Large Red Damselfly on the River Frome
Yellow water lilies
Canada geese on Eastville Park
The muscovy duck in Eastville Park may be pretty ugly but it has got a beautiful plumage
Common comfrey in Eastville Park
This stunning tree on the edge of Purdown must be some sort of willow
Click below for gallery of photos from this morning: