An account of the wildlife I come across and hopefully pictures to bring the account closer
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Wednesday 7th. December 2011
Nothing more exciting than a walk through Kelsey Park in Beckenham this morning , in strong chilly winds and and a sunny sky .
Mandarins could be seen , tucked away under overhanging branches , but it wasn't until I stopped to talk to another chap with a camera , whom I have met before at Sevenoaks Reserve , that some of the water fowl came to see if we had any food , and it was too much for the Mandarins , and for a few minutes they came out of hiding .
Even though it isn't the breeding season , the drakes looked fantastic .
The females seemed to have a glint in the eye , perhaps because the drakes outnumbered them by a ratio of 4 to 1 .
At least one of the partial albino ? Coots is still around .
The same Winter sun caught the yellow eye of the Tufties too .
And the Moorhen wasn't to be left out of the picture , with it's red eye .
Away from the water , one of the Grey Squirrels showed how to balance ,
while it's friend decided on a more comfortable position .
Lots of berries on the Hollies in the park , but no sign of a Winter visitor .