During a similar stroll during May I was fortunate to see a few juvenile Wagtails including a Grey Wagtail being fed by its parents amongst the overhanging vegetation on the far bank but two months later ....
... it is July and things are much quieter with very little activity around the lock. Wren and Blackcap called from within the woodland fringes and I had brief views of the vibrant coloured Demoiselles flitting over the waterside vegetation but they all failed to stop for a photo call.
A Black-headed Gull balances in the breeze before continuing its circuit around the main lake.
One of the Common Terns that has been using the raft on the lake will now be busily feeding up before commencing its long journey southwards to somewhere in Africa for the winter and hopefully return next year.
A few butterflies were seen including Brimstone, Gatekeeper, Green-veined White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and Comma .... I have kept back a few pics for a future post.