Today was absolutely awful . The whole day has been gloomy and constantly interspersed with showers , some really heavy , and never seemingly more than half an hour between them .
After taking Carol shopping , I have spent the rest of the day staring at the computer screen , finishing off the last of the shots that needed working on , and I'm really glad that job is finished . Needless to say , I didn't get out , so am just posting a few shots of the multitude that I have been trawling through .
Two of the 12+ Brown Rats that were around the feeding platform at South Norwood Country Park a few weeks ago . I must say that for wild animals , they did look very clean indeed .
One of several Marsh Harriers seen at Capel Fleet on the Isle of Sheppey during my visit . This one , a female , patrolling one of the many ditches on the lookout for a meal .
A male House Sparrow around the car park at Elmley RSPB , Sheppey .
A fine looking cock Pheasant that crossed my path , just before the Brown Hare , on the track at Elmley .One of a good number of Skylarks seen and heard that day . This one was feeding over the ditch from the track .One of only a handful of Redshank seen on the reserve that day . Usually they are much more numerous . Another of the many Curlews that were along the track , but took flight as soon as I got too near for their liking .A young female Fallow Deer , that I flushed from cover when I visited a small reserve on my way back from Ashdown Forest . And finally , our resident cock Robin , announcing to all , that our back garden is his territory .
Hopefully , tomorrow will be better , and I'll get away from this screen .
19 hours ago