I have got seriously behind with posting images taken during the past few weeks so here are a few from a brief visit to WWT Barnes on a sunny but windy day towards the end of last month.
Most of the wildlife seemed to be just taking things easy; Cormorants on sentry duty; Tufted Duck floating on still water; Magpie sitting still for once; Mallard asleep plus a mixture of Grey Heron, Wigeon, Teal, Lapwings and Coots just loafing around.
With little aparent action happening I decided to stand and watch this female Tufted Duck and with the camera settings set to capture static motion I wasn't quite ready for her to burst into a flapping frenzy!
I also wasn't quite ready when this Great Crested Grebe decided to stretch its wings!
At least this Common Darter sat still.
And finally a Lesser Black-backed Gull in flight. FAB.