life got in the way of photography today so I'm indulging myself with a couple of shots taken recently at Walltown Quarry Lake.
I thought the Dabchicks had flown off but when I checked on Sunday there were at least two of them back on the lake.
They're like tiny little powderpuffs, dwarfed by the Mallards.
I haven't seen a female yet but maybe they are there and there'll be chicks to watch.
The frogs and toads seem to have left the pond and although I haven't seen much toad spawn there's masses of frog spawn.
Weather forecast isn't that grand, hopefully we'll see some brightness over the coming week.
Male Dabchick ( Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis) just 25cm from tip to tail.
Frog doing what frogs do best - just chillin'
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