So, armed with a brand spanking new pair of wellies, my bins, and two cameras and my notebook, I set off to wade around the Reserve! I've tried to take photos in similar positions to my last post so that you can see the differences.
Just down from the entrance and you can see in the photo below, the Mill House and part of the main lake.
You can also see a rather obvious Wren shadow taking the photo!!! (-:
Over a couple of days, I took photos of the River Frome, the first was taken on my first visit there after the snows and you can see it's quite flooded. The second was taken this morning when the River has subsided somewhat!
There is usually a Grey Heron and sometimes two around the Reserve. They tend to be very skittish, so this is an heavily cropped view of the one I saw today.Here's the same shot I took when the snow on the tufted grass showed up so well. It's not quite such an interesting scene without the snow is it!!! (-:
A friend had e-mailed last night to say that there were four Goosanders on the lake the previous day. Today there was just the one female hanging around. I managed to get a couple of shots before it got spooked by a Grey Heron flying overhead.
This area below is my favourite part of the Reserve. I like to stop here and look and listen. Stand and stare if you like! You can see how much more water there is about!
Here's a photo of the small pond area that is such a good place for damsels and dragons later in the year. It's also good for frog and toad spawn! I'll be looking out for that shortly.I'll finish off with a scene of domestic bliss. This pair of Canada Geese has laid claim to the artificial floating island that we installed a couple of years ago.
I'm not sure when I'm going to get out and about again, so I might post some photos from my trip to Morocco from last February soon!