King's Meads 30th August 2021.
Time for a local walk to King's Meads to see what may have dropped in on passage. By the pools where The New River bend sharp left were a few Lapwing and a couple of Snipe.
A couple of Teal were also present.
A small tree was host to Reed Bunting's, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and this Chiffchaff.
Also along this stretch were a couple of migrant Hawkers.
It's also been a good year for Southern Hawkers.
Further on the New River were a couple of obliging young Mute Swans.
Towards the viaduct a Grey Heron was spooked and took off.
Back along the Lea Navigation and a Cormorant was posing on the Gauge House.
Almost home and back at the bend in the New River, the local Fox dashed across.
And then, a flash of blue! I slowly walked further and looked left and this Kingfisher was perched on the bridge.
Carefully walking on further I manged to get closer for some more shots.
A lovely way to end the day!
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