Mere Sands Wood nature reserve was buzzing. The air over the lakes was thick with flies with the occasional dragonfly cruising through scooping up rich pickings in the atmospheric soup. Too far out to photograph though.
In the blistering heat most wildlife was keeping its head down in the shade, evading my lens in the quiet of the afternoon sun. However the chicks played out for me.
Here’s a few shots of canada geese with their young, a coot with its chick and a moorhen. The dabchick was a real bonus. Also known as the little grebe this species looks uncannily chick like even as an adult.