So our Son and daughter in law with grandkiddies were supposed to visit this morning. We had arranged to go for Sunday lunch at the Anglers retreat and before they were due to arrive the both of us had a blitz through the boat. Then a phone call to say they had to much to do and couldn't afford the time to see us. Bit disappointed but understandably they are busy people and we now hope to meet further along the GU. Having a spic and span boat and nothing to do we went for a walk to the College Farm nature reserve. Took us best part of 40 minutes to walk there having gone the long way round along the road and then a bridle track. If we had gone straight up the lock flight to Bulbourne bridge, our time would have been cut by half. We know this as we took that route on the way back to FS. As per usual I didn't go short on taking photos so my wildlife blog is full of them.
|Lapwing in flight.|
|Mating pair of Common Darter Dragon flies (macro) More in the wildlife blog|
|A mystery critter. Seen in a stagnant pond at the center. Any ideas?|
On our return we had company. Tentatrice and Cleddau had caught us up and we now had a bloggers gathering. This will probably be our last meeting as we are off down the Aylesbury whilst they head of to Milton Keynes marina.
|FS, Tentatrice (Jennie, Chris and there woofit Monty) Cleddau (Ken and Sue)|
Having seen Jennie and Monty later in the afternoon and talked toilets, composting ones to be precise, I left to photograph a wasps nest. Possible the most idiotic thing I could do but, there again, what one does for their art eh. The nest was on the steps leading to the reservoir and to get a decent photo I used the flash. Not a good idea as all I did was get them mad!!! After a minute of so I realised I was being buzzed....big time.....so thought now was a good as any time to depart. How I didn't get stung was by pure luck. If I'd stayed any longer, well the consequences would have been dire.