In the gap between the downpours today (22/07) I was pleased to get some reasonable views of the wildlife at Attenborough, mostly birds but I did see a froglet, about 1 cm long, a number of butterflies and dragonflies. A kestrel obligingly landed on a post and green and common sandpiper were visible from the two hides; but the following pictures show the best spots.
This is a female blackcap. The female has a rusty red rather than a blackcap. I think this is a juvenile. It rather nicely set off by the surrounding fruit and foliage.
I couldn’t resist taking yet another shot of a little egret. Note the yellow feet.
Finally I had another look at a great crested grebe nest I have seen previously and the sitting bird had the courtesy to stand up and re-arrange the eggs enabling me to see the size of her potential family. Let’s hope both eggs hatch successfully.