I was up in my home town of Sutton Coldfield yesterday on a hospital visit, and went to Sutton Park afterwards to clear my head for half an hour or so.
When I was at primary school my Mum used sometimes to make me sandwiches for me to eat beside Wyndley Pool at lunch time so it is a place I have always loved and that was probably one of the experiences that has given me my life long love of nature.
It was good to see that it it is still largely unchanged, though Wyndley Cafe has gone, and enjoyed by today's children in the same way.
The pool and surrounding woodland date from the twelfth century, and it has probably always been home to the swans, gulls, tufted ducks, coots, mallards and Canada geese that thrive there today. Herons, cormorants and other species of waterfowl are apparently to be found there. Sutton Park itself is three hundred years or so older. It is around fifteen months since I have last been there.
Consecutive Blip #002
Wyndley Pool #1
Wyndley Pool #2
Swan And Ducks On The Pool
Lens: Pentax 17-70 mm
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