Friday, 11 April 2014

Sutton in Ashfield Reservoir Sandwiches

Have had cause to spend time at Kings Mill Hospital, and while Mum eats in peace, we are kicked out to chomp down on our sandwiches elsewhere.

So, we have spent pleasant times by Sutton in Ashfield Reservoir, enjoying the singing (and inevitable these days) chiff chaffs; the antics of the swans, mallards and cutely tame great tits; the vigorous sexual habits of tufted ducks; a great crested grebe courship dance.

Best of all, we had a good chance to compare brown rats and water voles, and seeing my first swallows of 2014 - a flock of 20 that suddenly arrived to skim the waters for food.

Water vole
Water vole gets scared by mobile phone wielding hospital visitor
Handsome, always, male pochards
Loch Ness pochard
Swan makes nest alterations

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