A mid morning visit into Kingston today with a bit of time to spare before an appointment allowed me a few moments to enjoy the company of two Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) floating by on the River Thames.
An introduced species from North America that has successfully populated most of the UK. Often forms large, noisy flocks and can be a nuisance when they occupy amenity parkland.
These guys were just enjoying a slow, quiet paddle upstream.
Not content just to pass by but had to give me a look over!
I think this is my best side.
Great to see some blue sky, after a flurry of snow last night that has now disappeared, and a chance to stretch the legs. FAB.