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
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.

Duchess Pond
Stoke Park Estate