A few images taken at Brake Mill Pools, West Hagley, an area I (try to) frequently visit.
I was very fortunate on the 9th to have lengthy and fairly clear views of 2 Green Woodpeckers as they searched for insects in one of the Dandelion bedecked paddocks.
I was amazed at the stunning plumage on this female Mallard. I had never really looked as closely as I did today when I spotted the female having 40 winks!
18th April....Brandon Marsh.
Blackcaps were in song in many areas around the reserve.
This pair of Coots were a delight to watch. The male (I presume the male) was on his way to the nest with some vegetation, the female left her nest to join him and then helped to carry the stem he was carrying. a lovely sight to see. I hope they successfully raised many chicks!
20th April...Walton Hill
2male and 1 female Ring Ouzel and a male Redstart close by them were a sheer delight to see!