This swan was swimming quickly along a canal.
Small flies are clinging to the undersides of these young oak leaves.
There are several species of these red-bodied beetles. Some, like these have heads which are also red; others have black heads.
These were (presumably) two different individuals spotted a mile or so apart on the same day.
This robin was pecking away at a lump of bread half as big as its own head by Badger pool.
Originated in south-east Europe and Asia, but naturalised centuries ago. Now a common plant in hedgerows.
In French, it’s “ne m’oubliez pas”, in German “Vergessmeinnicht”.
The lower pool at Donington, near Albrighton, almost covered in pondweed early in April.
Goose on Bag Pool in Baggeridge Park.
A mass of lichen on gravestones at Tong.
The lichen here is lower on the surface of the stone.
The same two stones as in the top picture. with the lichens on the base of the preaching cross behind.
Abundant lichen growing all over a bench on the green at Pattingham.
This blackbird was waiting until there was no-one around before it went after bread left for the ducks by Badger pool.