Yesterday I put up a video from Boxhill Wood. Today we were in the other nature area looked after by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council -The Ock Valley Walk. There was a mixture of sun and shade as we walked between the two streams.
Below the weir a group of geese were paddling in the sparkling water.
We saw Martin Wackenier – Devine Times Photography and said hello from a Social Distance. Martin has been taking pictures every day on his exercise walk during the lockdown. With his sharp eye and lens he sees and identifies lots of birds and insects. First time we have seen him out.
It is a good time to learn to identify birds but not easy to get decent pictures.
Blackbirds and Robins are not that difficult to photograph but other birds like wrens are more elusive to the camera lens..
The other issue is identification. This bird is a wagtail and not pied. Both the grey and yellow wagtail can have yellow underneath. Most likely it is a Grey Wagtail, even though it does not look that grey. It is near flowing water and Greys are more common.
Further along by the other weir was a heron.
There used to be a blog about wildlife by the Ock. It has moved to be a more occasional twitter feed these days.