Three trips to Ashford hospital today; taking in, visitig after operation, and bringing home. After the middle visit I called in at Bedfont Lakes.
|An adult Great Crested Grebe shakes himself...|
|... and settles back in the water.|
|His offspring looks suspiciously at me...|
|... and they both swim away as fast as possible.|
A little later, the Grebes somehow got involved in a Coot fight. The adult flew/ran away along the surface of the lake. The juvenile watched until the adult was back on the surface, wondering what to do. Then after a couple of half-hearted attempts, he stood up, flapped his wings, and imitated his mentor.
|The juvenile G C Grebe tries out his wings.|
The Common Terns were in good form. The warden told me later that they have counted 42 Tern chicks this year.
|A Commin Tern in flight|
|A Tern picks up a piece of bread at speed.|