Friday, 24 October 2008

A Windy Day

Ran the gauntlet of the Oak trees in the park today. I need a hard hat to protect me from the huge number of acorns coming down. It's a time of plenty for the birds and animals at the moment with sweet chestnuts and beech mast in abundance.

The adult male swan has begun chasing off the cygnets already and the resident Cormorant seems to be finding plenty of fish in the upper lake.

There were 11 Goosander on the lakes today, with only one juvenile male. They were very flighty and I could not get near enough for a picture. Perhaps when they have settled into their winter quarters.