Another visit to Alton Water in Suffolk. This lunchtime I parked up at the main car park and set off to visit a part of the lake I hadn’t been to before. There’s a large outcrop of land that juts out into the main lake giving a nice view of the reservoir in both directions…it’s also a good spot for Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea) to hide away from prying eyes (or cameras). I spotted this one on the opposite bank and allowed me to photograph him/her for a short while before getting irritated and flying off. 

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Popped out for a quick march around part of Alton Water this lunchtime and came across this fallen tree on the edge of the reservoir.

I already had a wet sock from a hole in my shoe that developed about 5 minutes after I’d left the house for work, so scrabbling around on the edge of Alton Water to get this shot didn’t bother me at all.

Visited another section of Alton Water today and had a pleasant walk around one of the fishing areas which is great because you can get right down to the water’s edge without having to thrash your way through mountains of plant life 😉

These swans came straight across to me when I stepped down onto the edge of the lake – obviously looking for food, I thought…but no – they marched up out of the water hissing at me…charming!

Popped down to Alton Water this lunchtime and grabbed some shots…got back to a broken computer so this is the only shot I have processed so far.

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