All looked very quiet and peaceful around the pond late this morning when I visited Epsom Common. New sightings for June included 2 Swallows, 3 House Martins, a pair of high soaring Common Buzzards and a Grey Wagtail. I also spied 3 males plus a female Mandarin Duck hiding on the island but initially no sign of any youngsters.
While hunting for any 'dragons & damsels' around the waters edge I heard the distinctive call of a female Mandarin who was keeping 3 youngsters out of harms way and away from the camera lens.
My regular readers will be pleased to see that the four goslings are alive and kicking......
....and getting bigger as the days go by.
A Roe Deer was keeping its feet cool while the Tufties took an afternoon nap!
I also spent some time at a shallow pool watching various Damselflies and the acrobatic comings and goings of a dozen or so Broad-bodied Chasers which I will share in another post. FAB.