After a couple of days of poor weather, we managed to get out and about again this morning for a walk around to Straw's Bridge and what is locally known as Swan Lake. We wanted to check up on the Mallard ducklings and were pleased to see that they were all doing very well. The Moorhens were also doing well, but no chicks for them I'm afraid. This one is busy trying to be invisible among the Water Mint.
Araneus diadematus) were bunching together for safety on our patio doors a few days ago. Lets hope they keep to their name and stay in the garden!