On arrival I headed for the reed-bed at Netherstead to confirm that the Reed Warbler was still singing and to try to see it.
|Hide and seek with the Reed Warbler|
|Juvenile Tawny Owl|
|As far as this bird is concerned, autumn has arrived!|
The Canada Geese seem to have added to their brood since I saw them with three goslings a week ago.
At the Flash field I could only see adult Lapwings, but their alarm calls lead me to suspect that at least one chick was hidden in the grass. The Shelduck pair were also still present.
The return journey was largely devoted to finding and photographing insects.
|Not a bumblebee.|
Finally, shortly after taking a picture of this pair of Swallows;
the peace was shattered by the sudden appearance of a Hobby intent on catching and eating them. I'm pleased to say he missed, but rather less pleased with my efforts to capture the moment.
|A fuzzy Hobby|