As I swam upstream the Swallows flittered downstream tring to catch helpless flies on the waters surface.
As we walk down past the lock we saw three swans, two adults and one cygnet. Unfortunately one of the adults swans had a fishing hook in it's neck. It didn't seem distressed and was eating but when we got home we reported it to the RSPCA.
|Swan with a fishing hook in it's neck
The rooks from our local rookery seem to congregate down by the river, on the wires and in the field.