We had an unusual visitor to Pennington.
Perhaps surprisingly, given how many Grey Herons there are on site, Great White Egrets don't often stop over and, in fact, it was reported as a county rarity
Luckily, it came right in front of us, so we had photos to record it, but it didn't stay long at all
There are loads of Little Fluffies Grebes about
My best count is twelve in a day so far, including six in one pool
With very high water levels everywhere, the Cormorants seem to have become more active and this is about as white bellied as I've seen a youngster
"Like an idiot, I've come out without me umbrella ..."
"... and I hate getting wet!"
"You're a Cormorant, you fool. It's like water off a ... off a ... well, we don't mind getting wet is what I'm saying!"
"Well, I'm sensitive ... and my mum says I have the wings of an angel!"
Another water lover
A couple of songbirds ...
... including a local speciality
Elsewhere, the wet Autumn weather is bringing on the funghy funghi mushrooms, like these spiky puffballs
And these inkcaps (I think)
Splendid set Nige, love the bully (had a pair nest in the garden last year, but not seen one since Feb) , and i'm always a sucker for big wings!! And superb light on the spikey funguses
Stunning photos Nige
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Lot to learn
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