Flock of greylag geese in a winter field

Flock of greylag geese round an oak tree

There were probably about 100 geese altogether in this flock feeding round an oak tree in a cornfield near Berkswell.

They are part of a flock descended from feral birds which now live a few miles away at the Marsh Lane reserve near Hampton in Arden.

Wintry canal scene 1

Wintry canal scene

The first of three pictures taken by the Staffs and Worcs canal near Compton lock. There was a wood fire on this narrowboat, the smoke merging with the mist which was rising from the canal under the morning sun.