Monkey nuts

Walking through The Regent’s Park I notice a woman with her hands deep in a bag. She brings out a handful of monkey nuts and is happily feeding the Squirrels:

She leaves some nuts on the railings and a noisy Jay comes to visit and stuffs as many of them down its craw as possible:

Jay - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Jay - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A Magpie gets in on the action but doesn’t have the same evolved acorn-collecting skills:

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A Feral Pigeon shows its plumage beautifully against the gathering autumn leaves:

Feral Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Moorhens are pottering through the leaves:

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And this Wood Pigeon stares at me through its egg-shaped eyes:

Woodpigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A Carrion Crow holds on skilfully to the railings with its scaly feet:

Carrion Crow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Not all the Pigeons have their original Rock Dove plumage:

Feral Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

This Egyptian Goose watches me as I follow it at a safe distance:

Egyptian Goose - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s amazing what wildlife photography opportunities come in the centre of a huge city from following someone with a little food.

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