Went for a walk to the 'bird sanctuary' lake today. It's been a while since I was last there. A couple of years ago the rare birds were moved to new homes, while they (people - not the birds!) were laying down pipes for long-distance heating around/across/beneath this lake.
I was curious to see what it looked like now. I found that the foot path along the lake had been restored; but the old bird sanctuary enclosure is still empty. At the moment, the only birds to be seen were ordinary mallards and seagulls.
The mallards were quite keen to pose for photos, though.
Hello! Are you looking for us? Just wait a moment...
Let us tidy ourselves up a bit...
Getting ready for the duck-walk...
A bit further along the shore, there was also a Mum with ducklings. (I zoomed them in from a distance, not to disturb them.)
The gulls like to sit on the poles supporting a net used to fence off the part of the lake where the rare birds used to live.
The bird sanctuary (built in 1926) is empty at the moment. The only "exciting" thing about it just now is that you're allowed to walk in and get a closer look at some of the buildings.
Looking rather sad and abandoned at the moment, though.
PS. If you click on the label 'bird sanctuary' you will find earlier posts from the same place.