Another family of Canada geese can be found on one of the other ponds which is located amidst the mature woodland which is bursting with huge oaks, beech and chestnut trees. Red squirrels can still be found here, and if you are lucky, in the Spring, you may hear a great spotted woodpeckers drumming away.
|Out for a swim in the water lillies|
Moorhens also like to make their home at Wallington
|This nest is very well concealed in the reeds|
|Arrival of new family|
This baby heron's home has been built high up on the tree tops on the Coquet estuary. Apart from occasional preening, the young bird spends most of its time sitting and staring at the traffic zooming up and down on the opposite bank!
An adult heron (presumably a parent) can usually be spotted down below doing a spot of fishing. Given the size of the young heron, one can only assume he is being very well fed and will soon be ready to take the plunge!
|Treetop perch inaccessible to most predators|
Adult feeding young
|...quite helpless with his Mum as he continuously begs for food without any luck|
|yet quite a different matter when he is on his own - confident and upright!|
|and very tolerant of other species, unlike the older generation...|