It seems such a long time ago that I went for a stroll around Sandwell Valley, but it was great to get back and meet up with a few fellow photographers.
First stop, as always, is the Heronry:
As there was no Kingfisher to be found, I settled down to watch the young Coots being fed (ugly little so-and-so's, but with doting parents):
A walk down to Swan Pool to hopefully see the Great Crested Grebes, but I could'nt find them, so was happy enough to spot and identify a female Corn Bunting:
From a clockwise stroll around the lake, I spotted this on the island (can foxes swim - apparently, Google suggests they can):
Always wanting to point the camera at something, I capture a couple of butterflys:
On the way back to the car, I almost tripped over this fellow:
A pleasant 3 hour stroll round the lakes - must do it again soon.
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