Late May Bank Holiday. The swifts are back, screaming overhead. The early verdant lime green has been boosted by a rush of growth and the earth is damp and warming up. Winds have left the blossom all over the lush grass along with the new oak shoots. The birds have just about fledged their young and are thinking of their second brood.
Walked the lower syndicate stretch but the river has not cleared from the recent rain, except in the faster water over the mill races so no fish to see.
This can be an aquarium swim when viewed from the novelty (sorry, narrow gauge ) rail line bridge when the colour drops out of the river and especially around spawning time. This view can be found in Bailey and Miller's Crowood offering "Chub and Dace".
Long forgoton Scottow Pond looks lovely in it's late spring garb.
Perhaps a speculative call to the local estate office is in order?