The walk along the track towards Stockers Farm was eventful as a runaway horse headed straight for me. A young girl was in hot pursuit and for a split second I did think of trying to halt the horses progress. Then common sense and fear intervened and I got out of its way! Thankfully it stopped near the pumping station where horse and rider where re-united.
At Stockers Lake lots of flooding and a couple of trees down. No Grey Wagtail near the lock keepers cottage. Goldcrest and Red-crested Pochard (9) were additions to my year list. I met Paul and a quick chat with Geoff Lapwing and Tony H before a brief visit to Troy Mill. As at Stockers heavy flooding at Troy Mill meant very limited access, only a Kingfisher of note here.
Paul's Kingfisher at Broadwater below