Hartsholme Park in September

Back in September I went to Hartsholme Park to see what was going on (on the wildlife front). The young Common Coots had left their nest but there were a lot of young ones swimming around all parts of the lake. In addition to the Coots we also had a family of swans who enjoyed being fed bread (not the best food for them) from passers by. The grey Squirrels (who do not hibernate) were ever present and always present a good photo opportunity too.

We also had a large number of young Great Crested Grebe swimming around and diving form time to time for food.

Young Common Coot:
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Young Common Coots in symmetry:
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Mute Swan Family:
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Grey Squirrel feeding:
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Great Crested Grebe young:
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Nice Portrait of Male Mallard Duck:
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The birds don’t mind being around others when there’s food on the offering:
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My favourite shot of the day, I have seen dogs look like this when the want the food you have:
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Once the food enters the water it’s a free for all:
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