One notable feature is how low water levels have become in Cormorant lake. An old shoreline has appeared around the pump station - complete with grass - and Cormorant island is now a spit of land connected to the south shore. This demonstrates the water level needed whilst Cemex were still extracting from this area.
Four Egyptian Geese (one male and three females) were evident on the south shoreline of Finch pond. The male skulked around trying not to be photographed.
Although I harp on about the limitations of my bridge camera, I do have admit its range of 20-1200mm does allow me to zoom into objects a long way off and allow me to photograph subjects I would normally be able to do. I sometimes use it as a telescope. Not bad for a complete package costing a lot less than just the body of a DSLR. I just have to put up with soft detail - not a problem - as an artist I can compensate and paint in the detail.
In many ways I was quite happy not much happened. I spent 2 1/2 hours yesterday shifting roughly 2 cubic metres of wood chip (my neighbour had some tree work, and I got the chippings) and spread it over my flower beds. I was shattered. Which is very odd and doesn't make sense. I spent over three hours hacking scrub from around Grove hide of Moor Green lake on the previous Sunday and although tired was quite fine. Where as today, I struggled to totter around the reserve, and it would have been a hard, painful slog to complete a long blog entry. I think my flu shot kicked in and I reacted by developing a slight cold.