Sunday 2 September 2018

Along the Canal

We went for a short walk along the canal today. The hawthorn berries are looking lovely and this grey squirrel was making the most of them

There were quite a few large spiders around, in their impressively large webs

The flower beds in Harrison Park near the canal still look lovely

though there were only a few hoverflies around including this Syrphus sp

This female mallard posed for us to show off the blue speculum in her wing (this is what distinguishes the female mallard from the similar brown females of several other species of ducks, which have different coloured specula)

for Saturday's Critters.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty flowers and the duck! Looks like a great place.
Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the bugs. I will miss them soon, when they all take off for winter.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great photos and post. The spider is cool. I wanted to stop back and say thanks for linking up your post. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

RG said...

Great photos - and that hiding squirrel!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very nice spider catch! And that squirrel is in his version of heaven amidst those red berries. What a great late summer/early Autumn walk.