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3rd December 2021 – Stoke Park Estate, Bristol

It was good to get out this morning having self-isolated all week. I went looking for a firecrest which other birders/photographers have been seeing all week in Stoke Park but I didn’t have any luck.

There were 5 ducklings on Duchess Pond which were drawing the attention of a few predators. The finest of them all was a sparrowhawk.

I don’t think these little ones have much chance at this time of the year
Mum is keeping a good eye on them
Sparrowhawk
Black-headed gull

There’s always something worth photographing here but the nearby motorway is rather noisy. The beauty of nature still overcomes the disturbance of man.

Cormorant
Robin
Duchess Pond
Stoke Park Estate