Had a nice walk today starting from the Drawbridge and following the Stratford Upon Avon canal to pass under high street bridge before turning off to enter Priory fields Nature Reserve which upon entering a wood pecker was audible in a tree but not visible. Following the path and keeping to the right to get a view over the mill pond plenty of activity but nothing out of the ordinary and no little egret that was present over the weekend.
Walking out onto priory road I crossed over to go down Slade lane to turn left into the nature reserve along this stretch a Cettis was singing and a nice pair of Bull finches present walking out onto Scribbers lane a Heron was fishing in the ford.
Walking into Trittiford park and taking the path to the right to go anti clockwise around the pool a pair of Male Pochards gave entertaining viewing continually diving under the water. Several Herons were present along the stream to the right fishing and a lovely Mistle thrush.
Certainly a pleasant walk on a very mild January day will try to extend it when time permits to follow the Cole through the dingles to Sarehole Mill and hopefully catch sight of some kingfishers.
gutted no kingfisher today hopefully another day o