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A rustle of vegetation … an eye … who’s this lurking behind the ‘snipe paddock’ fence at Cosmeston?

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A female Pheasant? A common enough bird in the local countryside but not normally seen here in this dog-full park. She has quite short tail feathers and she’s not too bothered about my presence so I presume she’s a juvenile.

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It seems she’s quite partial to blackberries.

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Are there more of those delicious treats?

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Aha, yes, another ripe one.

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And, after scoffing those couple of berries, she wanders off in search of more.

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