At last, a bit of fine weather!

On the last day of 2021 I took the opportunity to ride the tram to Highfields. Somewhat hampered still by my injury I managed some photographs using a monopod and remote shutter release.

By the relatively new shallow pond connected to the Tottle Brook I watched a grey heron stalking its prey. It did catch and swallow something – maybe a frog.

The resident Egyptian goose pair made a colourful sight by the lake.

I have not seen grey squirrel gathering leaves for its nest (drey) before but this one was, perhaps preparing for some chilly nights to come.

The first image is a goose I think I have seen before at Highfields. It was associating with the Canada geese but that orange bill is typical of a greylag goose. It must be a cross. The duck is a female common pochard.

My monthly column in The Beeston Local News for January 2022.

One comment

  1. Lesley Leivers · January 1, 2022

    Lovely to read your article in the Beeston local news and thanks again for including me.

    Wishing you both health and happiness in 2022.



    Sent from my iPad



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