Don’t worry, not as many as last time, but it was such a great place to explore I, wanted to share a few of the ones that got away last time.
The female Red Crested Pochard, displaying her latest ‘punk hairstyle.’
I saw this house alongside the canal, and fell in love with it. It’s even got a ‘for sale’ board outside.
Not sure of the practicality of its situation though. Couldn’t see any sign of roads to it, or where to park a car; but what a place. It even had a small garden, though being in the middle of a reserve, you’d call the whole place ‘the garden’ wouldn't you.
I could imagine during the summer months, and weekends though, the amount of ‘visitors’ would probably drive me mad.
But just imagine the conversation when yer out.
‘Where do you live then?’
‘On the canal, in a nature reserve.’
One of the Reed Warblers, about to take off,
and a lucky shot of the Grey Wagtail flying towards me, with his breakfast for the little ones.
One of the paths around one of the reservoirs eventually veered off into a wooded area. I walked this for a while listening to so many birds singing, and watching them going about their routines. At one point, just beyond some bushes, a few houses nestled at the edge of a field, with a footpath running alongside the back gardens and disappearing into some woods beyond. A place for future exploration I think, but I stopped to watch this little chap, before making my way back to the waters.