Swanning Around Attenborough (10/04)

Mute swan chasing off a rival/interloper (upper) then braking hard (lower).

There’s nothing like a good stretch!

A pied wagtail came quite close as I was finishing my coffee in the picnic area. They are often seen in paved areas scurrying about picking up minute insects.

The great crested grebes are looking resplendent in their summer plumage. I hope to see their mating display sometime soon and some ‘mint humbug’ babies in due course. I took the picture below in April 2015 in Highfields, University Park where a parent bird was giving three offspring a lift. I am finding this an increasingly rare sight. I suspect nests are being predated and in some case inundated when water levels rise.


  1. Garyv · April 10, 2021

    Great pictures today Raymond πŸ‘πŸ‘


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