The weekend was spent wandering around my local patch catching up with all the wildlife.
The Roe deers were where they normally sit in the early afternoon, tucked away in behind the brambles.
Near to where the deers were I picked up this Mylar (shiny) balloon, to take it home for the rubbish bin. These balloons take longer than latex to decompose and are very dangerous to wildlife. Some states in the USA have banned the releasing of Mylar balloons. I can’t find out whether they are banned from being released in the UK but fallen balloons are classed as litter which is against the Environmental Act of 1990. The Marine Conservation Society UK have a very good leaflet containing ideas to do instead of balloon releases.
There seems to be Bullfinches everywhere on my local patch this weekend, in the hedge outside my house, along the road and in the hedge near the woods. I spotted both male and females together, eating the dried up blackberries.
It has been raining most of the week and the fields are now saturated and very muddy. The small stream that runs through the woods is flowing really fast.
This pigeon was sat on our fence in the tiny bit of sunshine that appeared for a short while this morning.