A break in the rain at Abberton yesterday!

After a really grotty morning it was a relief to pop to Abberton and find that it was actually dry for a while!  Some of my favourites were about, and being obliging:

I don't usually think of herons as fluffy, but this one certainly is.

A starling enjoys a refreshing bath!

An unusually fearless crow didn't flee from the camera - that made a change.

It was a lovely surprise to see this grey wagtail.

Great crested grebes are so beautiful.

One of this year's black-headed gulls.  

A mournful cormorant.

The sound of thunderous wings drew my attention to these mute swans.

Finishing with a typically stroppy pose from the black-headed gull.


Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.