A May Morning at Attenborough

On Thursday (13th) We had a very pleasant walk down the main path at ANR to the Trent and back enjoying the sweet scent of the prolific May blossom, which means we could have “Cast a clout” * should we have felt so inclined.

A small group of the large number of Canada goose goslings hanging around the car park.

From the first screen I was delighted to get my first ever view of a great white egret on the reserve. This is a sequence taken from a wobbly (hand held) video clip showing it catching a fish. It was quite small but you can just about make it out on the penultimate image.

Egyptian goose deftly balancing on one leg.

Finally, one of my better action shots, of a mute swan in flight.

* From the old English proverb “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”. ‘May’ can refer to the blossom or the month and ‘clout’ refers to an item of clothing – possibly your woolly vest. 🙂


  1. Hilary Griffiths · May 14, 2021

    Beautiful pics, Raymond! Love the babies and the swan in flight! Xx

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. beestonbirdman · May 15, 2021

    Nature at its best 🙂 Thanks


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