|early morning redshank|
|female reed bunting|
a family of 4 mute swans and 3 drake mallards were on the lagoon, with 2 swallows feeding overhead. Blackcaps and chiffchaffs called from the blackthorn hedge as a solitary yellowhammer called from further afield.
In the distance, 2 fallow deer. I tried to stalk these, getting a little closer but nowhere near enough for a good shot. These here are blurred by heat haze. As I turned to go back into the hedge for cover, I noted the white hart was with them, but gone into thick woodland before I could fire off a worthwhile shot. All in all, a successful wander.
|roach in Hadham Hall moat. Large shoal here, today|
|From a little further away|