Three pigeons keep their eyes on a boat moored up on the Ashton Canal at Portland Basin. In the background is the elegant stone arch that carries the tow path across the junction with the Peak Forest Canal. The bridge was constructed in 1835 but, since the canal junction has been there since 1796, I am left wondering how the horses that towed the narrowboats got across the gap for the first 39 years!
(Sorry there were no posts on Friday or Saturday - I have had a very busy week!)
Ring-necked parakeet - I'd been told that there were ring-necked parakeets (*Psittacula krameri*) in our local Northcliffe Park. I'd heard them calling (squawking!) but never s...
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