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2nd December 2019 – Eastville Park, Bristol

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I don’t seem to have time to venture far at the moment so I am very pleased to be able to go for a quick walk around my local park and see some wildlife.

After a heavy frost last night a large part of the lake was frozen. I do feel sorry for the birds when it freezes over but the gulls seemed quite happy standing on the ice and the fish must get some respite.

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A female kingfisher was very active on the lake and, although the light was poor, I tried to capture her in flight (with limited success).

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One swan was again being very aggressive and assaulted another one.

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DSC04880Common assault on the lake – ouch

There was a dipper on the River Frome but it seemed very reluctant to try its chances at feeding below the water in the fast flowing river.

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