Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:08
Verdun. the stream is great. Most of the year there is just a relaxing burbling sound. At the moment though it sounds like an aircraft is about to take off.
In the summer we usually get a few small brook trout which i feed with the odd worm.
The pond which is fed by the stream is very overgrown with reeds and bullrushes. I need to get in there before winter. It attracts a great variety of birds incudinf; a regularly visiting heron, mallards, moorhens and very rarely mandarin ducks. The first time I saw these I thought Id been on the magic mushrooms. They were just so unexpected. The best siteing yet was during the very cold winter 2 years ago when OH was looking out the bedroom window. She called out to say there was an odd bird in the pond. I got the binoculars and...... a Water Rail.