2016 this has now been vandalised and smashed
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
lesser brained moronic
nomadic vandal who can blame him?
February 9th 2012
April 12th 2012 - Spring has sprung in the
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
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
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
boatman. See the surface depressions aused by their legs/feet? And the
shadow on the river bed
Moss on a
I think this
is a Yellow Wagtail, taking a drink
A late Autumn
April 30th 2014
Xmas Day 2014
Go on! JUMP!!
Feb 6th 2015
Fungi on a
Below: A first for me, Little Egret on the New Hall Valley taken approx
1230 hrs 26 Feb 2017.
I have seen plenty of these on the River Dart,
but first time here. We recently had a storm which
blew up from the
south west, wonder if this is a storm driven visitor.