Round the pond:
Family all together.
An attempt at catching a hoverfly in flight.
A couple of the kids back on the nest, which is slowly disappearing.
Mama looks so proud!
Grebe mum & kids cruising down the lake, mallard overhead and tufty passing by.
Moorhen climbing into ivy on the canal where she’s building a nest.
Generic “Little Brown Job” (sparrow or dunnock – you decide)
Me being arty again.
Thought this was amusing.
Got the train to Kiveton Park and walked, first up to the tunnel entrance and then down home.
The Eastern portal of Norwood Tunnel.
The three boats, Huffler, Charlotte and Jola were moored at the head of navigation.
Tony “Huffler” was walking the dogs down by the rail line.
Incidentally: he complimented me, unintentionally I’m sure. We were talking and I mentioned that it was my birthday on the coming Saturday.
“Fifty?” said he.
“Ha – sixtynine!” I replied.
Nb Wilderness was moored at its usual place. Moody, innit?
There’s three narrowings like this on the top pound. They have slots for stop planks so that sections can be isolated.
(The colours are for real although they do look rather extreme)
Colours in the woods – the ramsons aren’t really out yet – most of these are only buds – and the bluebells haven’t reached their peak.Blue …
… and white.
I was following the flight of a speckled wood butterfly when a flash of colour caught my eye.
Snap snappetty snap and look what I got:It’s a great spotted woodpecker. Not the best pictures you’ve ever seen but …
From the sublime to the mundane:A wasp. Look at the colours on that!
Told ’em about it:What’s wrong with this notice?
… It tells how to navigate UP a double lock
……… it’s at the TOP of the lock!
(and you wouldn’t get far up, the bottom chamber isn’t deep enuff!)
0/10 C&RT, think you’d better start again?
Mum and the kids.