It’s been colder, wet and windy, and I don’t get out to walk every day. I run a full time business and sometimes I have to go to morning meetings, or have a client visit. And if I don’t get out to walk in the morning it’s highly unlikely I’ll find time later in the day. Which is frustrating when we do have nice days.
Recently I was there and decided to sit on one of the benches. I was rugged up to keep warm and had woollen gloves on too. Which meant having to remove one when I wanted to use my camera but it was worth the effort.
It was also worth sitting and waiting. I’d discovered a white faced grey heron only a couple of days before in another part of the reserve, not where there are walking paths and I couldn’t get close enough for a decent shot. As I left that morning I heard it calling and saw it winging its way over the main lake and off to the trees. And I had not been prepared! But this next time I heard it I was, and discovered there were two of them!