|Lots of water, drowned nests, no waders|
Added to this was some pretty pointless partial mowing of the verges on Carlton Ferry Lane; thankfully, the vast majority has been left untouched - although who knows for how long. And I also noticed that quite a few of the ashes on site were looking pretty sickly, with very thin crowns. Whether there just very late coming into leaf, or it's something more sinister (i.e. Chalara) remains to be seen.
|A verge, cut wider that the width of the actual road. Pointless.|
|Sick looking ashes|
So all in all, it was a slightly depressing visit - although a purring Turtle Dove brightened things up towards the end. I must go and check Meering to see if there are any there this year.
|A Turtle Dove (honest)|