But if you aren't out there, you aren't going to see anything, so with any long distance adventures postponed due to pain, I just trotted around the two lakes and the castle.
The best thing I saw was a glorious bright yellow orb spider, its bulging abdomen the colour of a lemon. Sadly, the camera refused to focus on it; even the compact on macro setting can't handle small things hanging in mid air. Luckily, the shield bug near by was a much easier target.
It was cold for nature today. Everything was hiding!
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|In bloom on London Road|
|Geese on the water|
|Geese on land|
|Some kind of trefoil, or a yellow vetch?|
|The only duckling I've seen this year. And so late too|
|Off for a swim|
|Like the runner, going to seed|
|Colour by the river|
|Cruising in formation|
|Carder bee, the dominant bumble on view at the moment|
|Beautiful shield bug. Not sure which species.|