Our walk this morning took us along the Nutbrook Trail towards Mapperley Village. Passing through the surrounding farmland, we had some more beautiful views of Shipley Hill in it's Autumn finery. I know I keep banging on about how wonderful the colours have been this year, but when faced with such beauty, I think a little 'gushing' is more than excusable.
The elusive Tufted Duck which proved so tricky to photograph the other day, was still rather camera shy this morning as we passed Mapperley reservoir. I just manged to snap one shot before he dived beneath the surface and swam away.