|Moored Grand Union|
|Amazing 'Hay pooper'|
I normally use this quiet time to complete boat repairs and servicing and also to get out and about on the canal system and recently I've been exploring a stretch of the Grand Union Canal which runs from Napton to Braunston. Over the years this particular stretch has become exasperated by the sheer amount of marina extensions in such a confined area and the resulting major increase in traffic is having an affect. For example when we first arrived in this area some 8 years ago, Kingfishers were a regular feature, along with Water Voles but sadly I've not recorded either locally in over 3 years.
|1st Marbled White of the season - Stockton Cutting|
|Broad-bodied Chaser - Brandon Marsh|