This was the sight that greeted me as I rode into Wollaton Park this morning. An all-male group of red deer heading for some browsing in the ha ha, which is partly flooded. As the mating game is over till the autumn they seemed to be getting on well together but there was no doubt who was the boss, The hinds will be somewhere secluded giving birth to their calves.
There were no parakeets around today but from my usual viewing point I saw this large bed of marsh marigolds.
Sadly, the brood of eight cygnets on the Highfields boating lake is now down to four. Lower images – a couple of Canada goslings and a preening coot revealed her clutch of at least seven eggs.
Finally, from the garden; a female house sparrow that visits regularly, a hoverfly I managed to snap in mid-air and the juvenile starlings never fail to amuse with their antics on the feeder tree. Don’t forget the sun cream tomorrow. 😎