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. 🙂

2 comments

  1. Hilary Griffiths · May 14

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

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Like

  2. beestonbirdman · May 15

    Nature at its best 🙂 Thanks

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s