Another visit to our favourite National Trust property on Thursday to take advantage of the Sun.
This was just a quick get away for a few hours and the opportunity fore a nice walk by the Avon. We didn't expect much birding and there wasn't although the Herons from the large Heronry were busy fishing and chasing one another always good to see some action, the Swans weren't that happy with them though:
There were plenty of Swallows skimming the grass and nesting at various locations all over the house. A couple of Buzzards were floating very high over the park land and a Great Spotted Woodpecker gave us some good views inspecting a hole in one of the trees (I wasn't quick enough with the camera though!)
The far side of the park was closed to protect the pregnant Deer, but on the house side of the park all the young stags were showing well:
A very pleasant afternoon, made even better when our brilliant daughter phoned us to say that she has 'passed' her Phd and is now a Doctor of Physical Mathematics!