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A pregnant LDNP Oak
Comments(3) # A pregnant LDNP Oak london e11

So yes, as most of you guessed, the LDNP Oak has a very healthy crop of acorns this year. I'm sure she's had acorns before but I've not spotted any in the last two years so if there were any they must have been few in number. A variation in acorn numbers is pretty common in oak trees with some years being generally better than others for all the oaks in an area. Also it is not uncommon for oaks to go two or three years without producing acorns (or only producing a few) as this can give the tree an advantage in its constant fight against acorn predators. It looks like this year will be a good one for Jays and Squirrels! Should any survive, I look forward to the next generation of LDNP Oaks. Canon EOS-1D Mark III
150 mm
400 ISO
1/640 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired