Sutton Coldfield

New Hall Valley & Seasons Change

Updated: 3 May 2013 

May 2008

April 2009

22 December 2011


Early morning sun behind the tree


New Hall Hotel across the Park


Pheasant searching the grassland for food


I put this feller in because, if a god created everything, then he created a serial killer of the bird world. This murderer will gladly empty a nest of chicks
to feed its own young. It will kill birds it encounters by beating their brains out and its legal to kill it but only on your own property!
Nature would be a much nicer place if we had none of these Magpies.


New Hall Mill


Moss on the top of a railing


Heading now towards Penns Lane


This sign, almost buried in woodlands and shrub tells us that the Country Park, I have just walked along, is 'private land'

Jan 27th 2012




Crisp fresh day and another image of New Hall from the Valley


As the walker approaches Penns Lane the pathway becomes heavily fenced, even a couple of bridges I used to stand on to watch the river have been 'barricaded' presumably by a landowner who does not want Joe Public to go anywhere near his grass? A railway crosses this bridge. Mind you, after seeing increasing signs of the lesser brained moronic nomadic vandal who can blame him?


Looking back along the Plantsbrook from the solitary bridge I could stand on

February 9th 2012

April 12th 2012 - Spring has sprung in the valley!


A hawk circles high in the sky whilst a plane leaves Birmingham. This high zoom shot is darkened slightly to show off the two elements.
The plane was entering the cloud and vanished


Common as muck as they say, but each a geometric miracle


Mrs Blackbird collecting nesting material. She obligingly posed whilst I zoomed the camera in


Looking back along the Valley towards Sutton Coldfield from Walmley. As it turned out, a typical 2012 summers day, heavy cloud


In memory of a dear friend passed away 11th April 2012. a Welshman of course

January 9th 2013

 

May 2013

spring is late this year due to the cold extended winter weather, probably about 6 weeks late. The following images were taken on 3rd May 2013:


Fungus on a tree by new Hall


Water boatman. See the surface depressions aused by their legs/feet? And the shadow on the river bed


Heron


Moss on a twig


I think this is a Yellow Wagtail, taking a drink

October 2013

A late Autumn

 

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