This was a cold and windy walk interspersed by showers of rain and frequent changes of sky.
About every ten minutes the sky would change from dark cloudy conditions to a sunny day which was caused by the strong North Westerly winds.
Dramatic scenes such as that below provided plenty of photo opportunities.
|Sony A7. FE24/240 lens - 61mm. 1/125 at f8. ISO100|
As a result of a considerable amount of rainfall over recent days the rivers are in full flood.
In more quiet areas of the waterways the very murky conditions must play havoc with the Kingfisher's search for food.
Four Magpie that were making a lot of noise in a nearby tree then decided to congregate on the ground making even more noise, eventually separating into pairs.
The meadows along the edge of the parkland are currently waterlogged.
A pair of Mallard observed taking off from one of the Reserve scrapes.
The waterlogged meadows are frequented by the the resident flocks of Canada and Greylag geese.
|Sony A7. FE-24/240 lens - 24mm. 1/100 at f22. ISO100|
Below is another example of the mindless activity conducted under the banner of parkland management.
This area of bush provided to my certain knowledge nesting sites for Blackbird and Long-tailed Tit.
I think this Mute Swan below was just doing a test run for take off, as it did not appear to be in pursuit of an unwanted interloper.