SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2010
Another fine afternoon, and I haven't been to Barnes for a while.
This pair of Mallards ran out of the reeds, almost under the feet of the person ahead of me. They obviously couldn't wait any longer, and got into position in the middle of the path. When they'd finished, they just shook themselves and wandered off. Technical note: This act is normally performed in the water. I don't know which would be worse for the lady underneath, a crushing or a dunking!
It was good to see so many Lapwings around. This flock seems to have got mixed up with a flock of Starlings.
As usual, there were plenty of different species of duck, including this pair of Teal in their smart new suits.
And of course the Herons were there en masse, giving a little dignity to the proceedings.