It was that time of year to check over and clean out the next boxes in time for spring. Here's our chairman Mick cleaning out a open type box suitable for Robins or Flycatchers.
Some of the bird boxes are up higher and so I went up the ladder to check out the next one. This with a hole at the front suitable for various members of the Tit family.
A frosty path leading to the end of the Reserve. Beyond is pastureland for cows.
I was chuffed to find a group of Lesser Redpolls feeding on one of their favourite foods, the seeds of the Alder tree. The only trouble was that the tree was across the River Frome, so these shots were taken from a distance and are heavily cropped.
There are signs that spring is on the way. The Pussy Willow (Salix cuprea) is just starting to show.
The Hazel catkins have been out a while but are still giving a good display. I love the sunlight showing through them here.
Winter is still very much with us though and the skeletal Teasel plants are obvious at this time of year. In the early morning mist.......
I can almost never pass Bullrushes without taking a photo. (-:
I'll end with a couple of general shots from around the Reserve. The one below is a smaller lake area closer to the supermarket. I don't often walk around this part.
The main lake looking towards my favourite part of the Reserve.