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photoblog image Attenborough Nature Reserve #1/5

Attenborough Nature Reserve #1/5

Taken during a visit in April to Attenburgh Nature Reserve on the edge of Nottingham.  You can read about the reserve here.

 

There was very little in the way of wildfowl about during our visit so I took pictures of the place instead.  Here you can see part of the extensive area of reed beds that have been planted in what were originally old Sand and Gravel pits.

Attenborough Nature Reserve #1/5

Taken during a visit in April to Attenburgh Nature Reserve on the edge of Nottingham.  You can read about the reserve here.

 

There was very little in the way of wildfowl about during our visit so I took pictures of the place instead.  Here you can see part of the extensive area of reed beds that have been planted in what were originally old Sand and Gravel pits.

comments (15)

They did a fantastic job with the reed beds, Brian. Certainly must be an improvement over the sand and gravel pits.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Beverly, although I must admit to spending most of my working life with an aggregates company who dug these big holes.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 30 May 2011, 01:00
If you get your visit timed right, Brian, I am guessing there will be plenty of feathered things to gaze at.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure there will be Ray although the place might be full of what we call "twitchers."
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2011, 01:09
Looks like a place that water birds would want to be
Brian Walbey: I guess so at the right times of the year vintage.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 May 2011, 06:52
You know what they say: Build it and they will come. If I were a wild fowl, I'd certainly come, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely spot right on the edge of the city of Nottingham although one wouldn't believe it. There is also a lovely church nearby across the lakes which makes up part of tomorrows landscape.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2011, 08:12
The wildfowl were probably hiding until you left. Brian! It's great to see such workings given back to nature when they have finished the extraction.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Alan, although I will admit working for Hanson/ARC Aggregates most of my working life and they are paying my pension so as long as they landscape afterwards I don't mind a few holes in the ground here and there.
Rule 1 Brian, always take some blow up ducks with you grin
Brian Walbey: Couldn't get them in the car Bill, I has "superbird" with me instead!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2011, 09:00
This is a good use for these old worked-out pits: we have a number in the Cotswolds
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chris, although I will admit working for Hanson/ARC Aggregates most of my working life and they are paying my pension so as long as they landscape afterwards I don't mind a few holes in the ground here and there.
a nice and quiet place to stay
Brian Walbey: It is Chantal and also right on the edge of the city of Nottingham would you believe.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2011, 09:47
Lovely scene
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie.
I bet it is bustling with life now.
Brian Walbey: Well I think summer is the quieter time of year Mary, I guess Autumn will see the birds flying in for the winter.
Looks a tranquil place Brian. I see there's a great elevated hide on the other side
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely place Pamela, right on the edge of Nottingham one side, and the River trent on the other.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2011, 10:32
Nicely composed and processed, lots of great detail in this landscape.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, it is a very nice place to visit.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2011, 10:54
A useful transformation - a nature reserve and almost a beauty spot! Or is your fine photo putting a gloss on the place ;o)
Brian Walbey: No it is just as shown Mike, and it is actually right on the edge of Nottingham would you believe, although once one has walked a decent way in then it is just quiet and peaceful.
Delightful scene, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2011, 22:25
Lovely peaceful looking spot on the edge of the city.
Brian Walbey: It is a really nice reserve Ingrid although I suspect it is a bit crowded with families at weekends and school holidays, which this wasn't.

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