I wanted to see what was home on Cotham Flash paddocks, having seen yellow wagtails in the area last week, but the field was entirely empty, and not just because the owner has spread horse manure and sout concrete blocks down, presumably to prevent the sort of fly tipping I saw further down. Considerate fly tippers had stuffed an old caravan full of rubbish before dumping it.
I despise the fly tipping that spoils all my running and cycling routes, I really do.
In the afternoon, I ran the coddington route, saw swallows, but despite craning my neck into various uncomfortable positions, saw none of the swifts that have been reported at Kings Mill Reservoir today. Newly arrived migrants seem to love that lake, it seems like a very rich food source for hungry hirundids and, er, swiftids.
Hopefully they will be screeching over town soon.
|Geniune concerns? Or NIMBYs|
|Cotham church at a distance|
|Fly tipped caravan|
|Flying bumblebee at the sconce|
|Another flighty, flitty orange tip|