Including a walk to the tunnel entrance at Kiveton and back. with a swimming snake starring.
The top pound was rather cloudy; the dredgers had only just left. In places it looked muddy enough to walk on.
But first, round the pond as usual.
(OY! You can’t start a sentence with “but”!)
(But I can, so there!)
Bluetit doin’ the buggerin’ off.
Chaffinch just sitting there …
… sparrow likewise
And then up to the top and back. Probably too long to walk in one day – especially after yesterday’s fairly decent trek.
Nb Hugh Henshall after passing Morse lock.
Nb Charlotte at Shireoaks locks.
Think this was Nb Kingfisher.
Pike in the top pound.
Nb Hawthorn at Thorpe bridge.
Nb Lady Lee on the top pound.
16 mile stone. (caught the sun – sorry)
A grass snake swam past quite in quite a leisurely fashion, despite me and three couples watching it. See the slideshow at the end of this post for more grass snake pics.
Pudding Dike bridge. This bank was mown a few days before I passed – shame – there were a lot of bluebells including a number of white ones there last year – cut down in their prime.
Distant raptor – buzzard?
Grey wagtail – lots of yellow on it but not enough for it to be a yellow wagtail.
Nb Little Lucy a familiar sight.
A final pretty picture:
And the promised swimming grass snake slideshow.
Wish I knew how to make this static until clicked.