Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

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!)
BlueTitBOBluetit doin’ the buggerin’ off.
 
 
 
 

Chaffinch01Chaffinch just sitting there …
 
 
 
 

dsc_0777… sparrow likewise
 
 
 
 

dsc_0737Pretty.
 
 
 
 

And then up to the top and back. Probably too long to walk in one day – especially after yesterday’s fairly decent trek.
dsc_0811Nb Hugh Henshall after passing Morse lock.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0830Nb Charlotte at Shireoaks locks.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0863Think this was Nb Kingfisher.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0893Wood anemones.
 
 
 
 

PikePike in the top pound.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0988Nb Hawthorn at Thorpe bridge.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0066Nb Lady Lee on the top pound.
 
 
 
 

dsc_0033Feeder cascade.

 
 
 
 

dsc_0125 16 mile stone. (caught the sun – sorry)
 
 
 
 

BridgeReflection.

 
 
 
 

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.
SnakeInTheWaterSnakeInTheWater2

 
 
 
 

PuddingDykeBridgePudding 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.

 
 
 
 
BuzzardDistant raptor – buzzard?

 
 
 
 
GreyWagtailGrey wagtail – lots of yellow on it but not enough for it to be a yellow wagtail.

 
 
 
 
dsc_0278Nb Little Lucy a familiar sight.

 
 
 
 

A final pretty picture:
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And the promised swimming grass snake slideshow.

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Wish I knew how to make this static until clicked.

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  1. Pingback: Special snake edition July 21 | rojerb

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