This was a really enjoyable walk around the reserve, firstly because I'd been stuck indoors for the best part of a fortnight and secondly because it was such a lovely spring morning which was an added bonus!
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Rounding up at Rodden Reserve
That Mill house teases me every time I visit this local reserve. My house is somewhere behind it in the distance, not that you can see it from this photo.I love these male catkins of the Alder tree. We have many of these water loving trees on the reserve and the Siskins and Redpolls and Goldfinches love them for their seeds.This cormorant flew overhead for a few minutes checking out the reserve. It didn't land though which is a shame. This is the best shot I could get as it circled over me.I couldn't resist a pair of Long-tailed Tits that were flitting amongst the shrubbery looking for nesting material. I think this one was keeping an eye out for the local Sparrowhawk too!