This evening we thought we’d take advantage of the blue sky (and lack of rain!) to check on the baby coots in the park and have an ice-cream. We only managed to see one of the coots (once again my photos are too rubbish for public consumption!), it’s quite a bruiser now! There wasn’t any sign of any ducklings or cygnets though – actually I haven’t seen an obvious swan nest so maybe they haven’t bred this year, I don’t know.
We did have a bit of a show from this thrush – it was swooping again and again trying to chase away a rook that was sat by the edge of the pond, presumably near the nest of the thrush. Eventually the rook got a bit fed up and sauntered off, and then the thrush started on us! (though a bit less dramatically, as obviously it could see we were a bit bigger! We definitely got a ‘look’ from it though!).
The ice-cream situation was a bit disappointing. I had a Feast all planned in my head, but unfortunately the van only did cornets with vanilla ice-cream, which neither of us like that much. I suppose it was better for our waistline, but I really was a bit disappointed – what a let-down!