Lone and still very young mallard duckling swimming on the pool at Mary Stevens Park. A few seconds earlier it had been moving at speed to escape being harassed by a coot.
A couple of days ago I came out of New Cross after a successful double bypass operation.
To celebrate, a small series of pictures of a carrion crow bathing in a puddle in West Park, then walking away when it noticed my attentions.
It’s going to be a little while yet before I can get out far enough for taking fresh pictures, so posts will continue to use images I already have waiting.
For the moment I’m just glad to be gradually walking a little further each day. All thanks to the efforts of Mr Luckraz and his team in the operation itself, and all the staff of the Critical Care and Cardio-thoracic wards of the Heart and Lung Centre. I should be back to more up-to-date subjects before the summer gives way to autumn.
Two of this year’s four cygnets on West Park lake. They had found a food-rich area in a spot where one of the weeping willows overshadowed the water.