A Friday Five from Trentham Gardens. We've walked there twice in the last week and I've included photos from both visits as different things are spotted each time. On both days it was calm and slightly sunny.
The second visit was a day when loads of birds were in the air. As we walked skeins of geese were flying over the lake making a cacophony of sound. Swans were taking off with a great deal of flapping and clapping of wings and cormorants were fishing and then settling on logs to open and dry their wings. So first up are -
1. Waterbirds and Waders
We also saw a Little Egret across the lake on the heronry island but it was very shy. Later, across the lake, we saw a tree with at least half a dozen of them amongst the branches.
The circus is in town, well in the gardens, for its 'Spooktacular' performances.
4. Rivers of Grass