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