Braveheart our Scottish wildcat looks rather aggressive. What this gorgeous Highland tiger is actually saying is: 'Don't forget it's Spring Half Term next week so the British Wildlife Centre will be open daily from Sat 16th Feb to Sun 24th Feb. Which is just Grrreat!'
Hope you can join us for a wonderful wildlife experience.
Pic: Keeper Millie Sewell
The most beautiful season to observe in Richmond Park starts in September and you can witness amazing natural performances called rut. Male quarry members, stags, battle against each other to get the most beautiful queens of the forest – deer. This is the time when one can take unique shots, therefore, in one of my photographs, you can observe a fully camouflaged stag, which is rubbing its individual apparatus over nearby flora, bushes or trees and it is almost invisible in the forest. I encourage you to explore more fascinating stories presented in my pictures.
So today, the kids and I decided to get out and head to our local RSPB nature reserve. The weather was fantastic and I had a new camera I wanted to practice with.
Here are a few shots of mallards, coots and mute swans happily enjoying the copious ponds and waters of the reserve.
There was also a lot of finches, wrens and Robins flitting about on the feeding stations dotted about the reserve but my amateur photography skills meant I couldn't get any decent shots. Something to work on next time.
I love this heron. He inspired me to make my own pressed flower version, which has pride of place in my bedroom.
Herons are seen as slightly otherworldly because they occupy earth, air and water and are known to hunt at twilight when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest.