A Walk by The River

08 Apr

Continuing on the theme of “tourists in our own town” we though it wise to stay close to home today ’cause we just knew it was going to rain……. just a wander down the river then?…….:)

Walk through chestnut Coppice and cross the old railway line……….

……and the river widens out just before reaching Bridgnorth, It’s quite shallow here and the level is a little lower than normal at the moment…. The mandarins don’t mind though, there are more important things to think about right now!……..

The Goosander wasn’t impressed with us though and being quite shy he left in a hurry…..

As we walked downstream, the cormorants arrived a little further up-stream!….

In all ten arrived, as we walked back towards them Chrissy though we’d better take a few shots while we could and although by this time It was raining we took it in turns to hold the brolly!….:)

Eventually we were right opposite the tree they had taken over and seemed happy to sit there all day, I can only assume they’d already eaten……….

After an hour or so we decided that we were cold enough to try a coffee with a drop of rum in it so made our way back, took the opportunity to snap a Buzzard too!…..:))

…….and spotted a reason to pop back here soon!…… Bluebell season is almost upon us and there are signs all around the coppice, should be a good show later in the month……..:)

Happy Easter…………..


Posted by on April 8, 2012 in photography, Wildlife


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5 responses to “A Walk by The River

  1. Elly

    April 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I love that picture of the Goosander! I’ve never seen so many colors on one bird!

    • Andy

      April 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Elly, Thanks for popping in, the multi coloured one is the Manderin! My fault I’m afraid it’s the way I write!….:((


  2. H2O by Joanna

    April 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Great shots Andy, my favorites are the mandarin and the buzzard, thanks for sharing

  3. bayphotosbydonna

    April 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    What an awesome capture of the Manderin, what a beautiful, colorful duck! Also your cormorants look different from ours on the Chesapeake Bay in the U.S., it is really cool to see what a species looks like across in other countries. Even the merganser is different!

  4. goodoldgirl

    April 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Really lovely photos. Well done.


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