This morning was a Wildflowers Walk at Denso Marston Nature Reserve guided by Harry Allenby. I took my new Macro lens with me thinking that I would take photos of the plants.
However three deer were spotted on the other side of the river so I swapped over to my long lens to get this shot of them.
Still with the long lens on – a pair of Mandarin Duck on the river. It is quite possible that they are a pair and that there will be chicks later in the year at the reserve.
The afternoon birding walk was organised by Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and conducted by Paul King.
Again only two photos of the event, neither of them are good photos, but at least record two things we saw. We also saw Curlew, Jay, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Robin, Nuthatch, Great Tit, Blue Tit.
This Toad was trying to keep out of our way on the steep path on the Eldwick side of Crag Hebble Dam.
And this Dipper was in the middle of Lode (?) Pit Beck next to the road leading down to Bradford Rowing Club. It was on one leg and still. No dipping.