After a Week Off

After a Week Off - grey heron in redish light


On a walk home from work in the dark last week, i jarred my back to such an extent that I needed heavy medication and time off work (sorry boss), but worse than that it has meant a few days of virtually no moving about, followed by another could of just limited walking, thankfully things are now back to their old, achy self (I'm used to back pain, this was worse than I have experienced in years though.

After a Week Off


Finally, yesterday, I felt up to a short walk around the patch, not wanting to push things too hard, i took my time, it was just great to be out breathing fresh air once more, and listening to the sounds of the approaching winter months.

Views over the centre of the reserve, now with freshly cut willows (nice to be able to see things again)
Views over the centre of the reserve, now with freshly cut willows (nice to be able to see things again)


I can't say the patch was alive with birds, or that there was an exciting variety of wildlife to be seen but what was there was made all the sweeter after having a week stuck doing not very much. It was also great to get a few miles walking under the belt once more, I've still got some way to go, and an ever decreasing amount of time to get there.

Rather than blather on more today, I will just share a few photos of my walk for you to, hopefully, enjoy, oh and remind you that voting for the Go Outdoors awards end tomorrow, so if you haven't already, and you like this blog, I'd still love a vote. 

Mallard Splashing
Mallard Splashing

I tried a few slower shutter speeds to capture this action of a Mallard splashing
I tried a few slower shutter speeds to capture this action of a Mallard splashing

Ducks in Flight
Ducks in Flight

Moorhen
Moorhen

Konik Ponies
Konik Ponies

Lone Pony
Lone Pony

Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull

Common Gull
Common Gull

Common Gull in Flight
Common Gull in Flight

Ponies Gathering
Ponies Gathering

Kestrel Swooping
Kestrel Swooping

Kestrel Fly by
Kestrel Fly by

Rapid Flight of a Kestrel
Rapid Flight of a Kestrel

Brief Blue Skies
Brief Blue Skies

Grey Skies Gathering
Grey Skies Gathering



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4 comments:

  1. It's nice to get outside again after an enforced break, isn't it?

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    1. Certainly is, I needed the walk to recharge :)

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  2. The photos are wonderful, really capture the energy and life in the animals there, particularly in the bird photos :) it looks such a lovely place to go for a walk

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    1. Thank you, it is one of my favourite places to wander :)

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