Happy New Year.
After a quiet New Year’s Eve, I was fresh enough this morning to go for a wee stroll.
Wanting a change of scenery, I drove a few miles to the Middleton Lakes RSPB site near Kingsbury.
I parked up in the unusually busy car park, paid the fee and set off.
The bird sanctuary has been set up on the site of a disused quarry and is a very peaceful area ideal for twitchers, birders or whatever they are called these days ! It is also a good spot for walkers.
Not being an expert on our feathered friends, I did however identify swans, ducks, an egret and a grebe during my circumnavigation.
There were also rather a few members of the Homo Sapien species. Probably the numbers were swelled by new year’s resolutions ?
By adding a little excursion along the Birmingham and Fazeley canal, I arrived back at the car after clocking up another four miles.