We went on an excellent walk this afternoon. 1.75 miles up the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal to Fishers Mill Bridge, then a superbly signposted RSPB walk to Middleton Hall.
The first part of the walk was through woods with signs telling you what you might see or hear.
We saw herons in the heronry and pheasants in the fields. It was time for a cup of tea, so we patronised the Café 180 in the courtyard in the sun (through the archway).
Irene Jamieson's, but here are two I grabbed with my compact camera.
First a robin by a sign explaining about robins being fiercely territorial. Bird seed had been scattered on a tree stump nearby; we saw blue tits, great tits, more robins, chaffinches and a wren - all in the space of a couple of minutes.
Moving on and meeting up at Bourne End - Cookham to Bourne End, River Thames, 1½ miles 0 locks Mum brought the family along yesterday evening but Meg was having none of it looking out of the back ...
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