Sunday
Apr122015

Ducks

Three Cayuga ducks, a domestic breed of mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-04-05.

Saturday
Apr112015

Canada Goose

A Canada goose, Branta canadensis, nesting beside the large lake.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park,Reading, UK, on 2015-04-05.

Friday
Apr102015

Nuthatch

A nuthatch, Sitta europaea.  My first in several years.  The following day I saw one from our bedroom window.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-04-05.

Thursday
Apr092015

Deer

A muntjac deer, Muntiacus reevesi, one of two which were being stalked by a fox.  I first saw the fox and only noticed the deer when they were startled by some people with a dog.  This is the first time I have seen deer in Whiteknights Park though I have long suspected - and have been told - that there were some there.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2015-04-05.

Wednesday
Apr082015

Blowfly

Another female blowfly, this time probably a Protocalliphora azurea (Diptera: Calliphoridae).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-06-29.