The reason that we recently had to cancel a barbecue.
This is just a short walk up from where I work. The first picture shows the complete difference in character between each bank. The wildlife, as ever doesn't care.
A week or so later I finally managed to capture some pictures of the young geese (who keep their distance) and the ducks (who don't).
This can be found on the Badger Trail. Woodman's humour (it's a mushroom if you can't tell):
Spent an hour or so trying to get some good shots. The robin was almost annoying in that he was willing to jump in front of other birds in order to get into the limelight, but not enough to be easily photographed well.