Another trip into Toton this morning, to have my eyes re-tested at Tesco. It appears that the optician made too great a change to the prescription in my right eye and has now corrected it and sent the specs away to be changed. So, we will see what happens when they come back!
Not wanting to waste the morning completely, we decided to take a stroll around the Attenborough nature reserve nearby before going to Tesco. Seen here in a Google Earth view.
Vanellus vanellus) are a rather vocal bird, especially at this time of year when their thoughts turn to romance. The call of the Lapwing give it it's other common name of Peewit. It is also known as the Green Plover and is still fairly common throughout Europe although very vulnerable to encroaching human activity and the destruction of it's habitat.
Ardea cinerea) roosting in a tree. These large wading birds seem a little strange perched in trees, but are quite comfortable there. Their displaying and calling pointed to the fact that they too had seduction in mind.