The recent rains have left many wide and deep puddles in fields and parks. Here a pair of the West Park mallards swim by some of the park’s shrubs, drinking the water and dabbling for food as they do so.
A gang of house sparrows have been dominating our bird feeders this winter. Out in some numbers, mainly for the fat balls, they have been discouraging other small birds from coming while they are there. It’s when they have been taking pauses that other species are more embolden to arrive.
The squirrel up the tree is at the side of the Railway Walk; the others from around West Park. I’m not sure whether some of these West Park squirrels are obese from being fed too many peanuts, or pregnant