I ended up walking for two hours past London Road Lake, then up to the reserve at Beacon Hill dressed for winter, and so feeling rather stuffy as it was a mild day. Long tailed tits were abundant, and abundantly annoying as they failed to let me photograph them. High overhead there were lots of flocks of finches on the move, probably goldfinches flying about the treetops in flocks of twenty or so.
Lots of people were out walking dogs, cycling and running. Me I was doglless, bikeless and trainerless. I was taking it slowly, trying not to hurt anything before the marathon. Too bad my back is still sciatically twingey. This is a bit of a worry!
I have bought my race nutrition however. No energy gels or nutri bars for me. I've bough two bottles of Asda own brand isotonic drinks and jelly beans.
Total spend £1.80. Paula Radcliffe had better watch out.
All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 25.11.15
|Great crested grebes at a distance, as usual|
|Goldfinch hiding in the trees|
|Best guarded bird feeders ever|
|In the trees at Beacon Hill Reserve|
|Mini bracket fungus|
|Great tit being discrete|
|Beacon Hill Reserve|
|Even after they did this to me on the rack, I did not confess|
|Old man's beard macro|
|Towards the lock|