A few August days in Oxfordshire, and an opportunity for different wildlife. The most spectacular, on our first evening.
The River Windrush, crossed by a narrow bridge at the lower end of Burford. A grass snake swimming across the river. The pictures start as the snake climbed on to the lily pads at the middle of the mill leat which separated from the main river at this point, After crossing the lilies, it started swimming over the rest of the placid open water, heading towards the low weir which returned water to the main river.
As it reached the weir, its body was aligned in parallel, and remained so as it was carried over and disappeared.