A lovely peaceful night was had with the only sound from the sheep and the hooting of the owl. Getting up late this morning (all of 8.30) I decided to see if I could find the Pinkhill nature reserve. Well I found it alright, couldn't go to enjoy it though as some vandals had burnt down not only the hide but the walk way too. All fenced off so only a brief glimpse of what might have been.It wasn't quite a wasted walk as lots of bugs, birds, butterflies ,dragonflies and the odd squirrel.
Leaving the meadow after lunch we only traveled for a few hours. In fact Shifford lock is not far away. Loads of punters and rowers on the water. Well with the sun out and the day warming nicely, were else would one rather be.
With the excitment of the owl I forgot to mention the Reservoir. We did have a wander round Farmoor a nature reserve, wetland sports center as well as Thames water supplying our drinking water. Very enjoyable for me as my hip pain wasn't so pronounced. Maybe the injection is starting to work after all. So the wildlife photos of the walk I have posted my wildlife blog.
|Military plane flew continually overhead.|
|A very scruffy Wren|
|Grey Veined White|
|Dark Veined White|
|Not at all sure what this bird is but it looks to have been threw the wars.|