If you haven't been to Reddish Vale Country Park here is a walk round for you.
Back to the car first, he forgot to put the memory card back into the camera last night so had to use the one out of his other camera, what a plonker!!.
The information centre entrance, which hadn't open yet so was able to see the art work on the doors, as it say's there are toilets (new and posh) round the back!.
Some of the visitors after their wade in the river to cool down
What's in the cup?.
Down into the woods, nice and cool here.
Down to the river.
Nice place to sit and relax and watch the river.
Walking at the side of the river
Brings you to the butterfly field that's planted with all the plants mentioned below to attract them.
It also brings you to a small lake, that's friends Mary & Peter enjoying the view of last years only surviving young swan, all on its own, perhaps a mate will fly in soon!.
Spotted this Squirrel a long long way away, but my Nikon P900 zoom soon pulled it in.
Not forgetting Stockport's famous viaduct, which has bird boxes underneath in places
A mandarin duck, this one looks a bit darker to the ones I've seen in the past, perhaps not in all it's glory yet
And a female.
This Chaffinch seems to have lost a foot but was eating well and as I walked round the lakes it followed me round so it was getting around and flying well.
On the back of the big lake the Swans were keeping an eye on their babies, as were three herons!.
I won't tell you again, stay close or the heron will have you.
There are also plenty of Coot babies
Eat your seed and I'll get you a nice juicy bug for dessert
Plenty of Terror-Pins about if you keep looking
Family of Coots feeding, and learning how to dive.
Something moved in there!
Down by the river was this Heron.
What you looking at Rook,
Its only a loose feather, you should see the other fellow!.
The little Footloose Chaffinch followed me for ages and was still quite close as I left, felt like taking it home to make sure it would survive!.
There you have it plenty to see at Reddish Vale and the Tearooms at the side of the riding stables do a nice snack and cuppa.