Walking The Dog

May 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm

One of the necessities of the present climate is taking the dog for a walk.The local canal towpath is now full of cyclists and walkers except in the early morning when it is still relatively quiet. For more than fifty years our local canal has produced common birds like Canada Goose, Mallard, Coot and Moorhen with nothing better than a passing Kingfisher or Goosander. All that changed on the 1st May when, at 7.00am, a wading bird flew up from the side of the canal giving alarm calls. It had a white rump and was clearly a Green Sandpiper on its way back to its breeding grounds in Scandinavia. click here