Also at the lagoons, there were lots of house martins flying low over the water, joined by a few swallows and swifts and at least one sand martin. It's beautiful to watch them.
I also saw a pair of linnets, a hunting kestrel, reed buntings, skylarks, a pair of gadwall, a little ringed plover, eider ducks with youngsters, goosanders with youngsters and a whole load of other birds. None of which came close enough and stayed still for photos, so here are some of the flowers instead:
tall melilot is at its best at the moment, lining the side of the walkway
Red poppies are now showing in the verges (seen here with red bartsia). I've never seen either of these flowers in these verges before.
red and white clovers on the grassy scrubland on top of the reclaimed ash pits.
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such pretty blooms!
It is nice to hear land was reclaimed for a nature reserve. So glad it is doing so well too and is rich in wildlife. Beautiful flowers and images.
Nice shots, good to see wildlife flourishing after reclamation.
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