The local birdlife seemed on particularly good form at Hatfield Forest this morning, with several robins filling the air with song. Opposite my 'office' the jackdaws were having a good old rummage around in the grass for tasty goodies, oblivious to my presence. I hoped to get more photos of them but this plan was scuppered by two rather overenthusiastic spaniels who came bursting through the gate and scared them off!
During a flying visit to Hatfield Forest this morning I spent a few minutes photographing the birds on the lake. Once again, the light was truly uninspiring but that wasn't going to stop me! The geese were milling around near the old boat jetty and I was lucky enough to catch one of them having a good wash and brush up.
Elsewhere the Black Headed Gulls (which, ironically don't have black heads at this time of year!) were doing circuits of the lake, taking off and landing periodically. I didn't manage to successfully capture any mid-flight but I rather liked the drama of this picture, with one of them kicking up the water as it took off.