After days of grey skies it was good to take a stroll across Richmond Park earlier this week and observe the local inhabitants in some sunshine. The first encounter was a large group of Red Deer .... over 30 Does being watched over by their master.
Every so often this large buck made his presence known to a couple of other younger males that were wandering around the periphery of this herd while making sure his charges were safe and secure.
A Kestrel hovered over the open heathland and then decided to perch a little way in front of me but typically as I moved a little closer it decided to move away and I wasn't ready to change the camera settings for a flying seqence!
Still plenty of water lying along the pathways as I headed towards Penn Ponds.
Carrion Crow patiently waiting for some action.
One of many noisy Ring-necked Parakeets that patrol the parkland skies.
Grey Heron in its usual pose.
A Cormorant flies over ......
.... and joins its chums to chill out.
Male Pochard and Tufted Duck.
Great Crested Grebe.
After a very inquisitive stare from an Egyptian Goose it was time to head home and review a well filled card that should produce more images for some future posts. Have a enjoyable wildlife watching weekend. FAB.