I took a stroll along the River Cam from Grantchester to Cambridge, a walk I've done countless times in the past. I wanted to check on the new wetland that's been created on the opposite side of the river; after the rain it is wet at last. New birds are apparently finding the area to their liking. Little Egret, Lapwing and a pair of Common Terns today. All too far away to get a photograph.
On the river I soon found two old friends looking a bit lost after their nest was flooded out recently. The grass in the meadow behind the Red Lion is looking lush and green, though the photo needed a bit of a nudge to get it to have the right feel.
Other birds seen included Sedge Warbler, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Grey Heron and Kestrel.
A little further along I found a happy family who had managed to hatch out before the river-level rose. It's unusual to see Greylag Geese on this stretch of river.
This next picture was taken in Paradise - honest!
Paradise Nature Reserve, that is. The area used to be a "pleasure garden" and nearby Paradise House used to be licenced to sell alcohol. It was a favourite haunt of students and ladies of doubtful reputations. Now it's a nature reserve - well, which is your idea of paradise? The house is now a private residence.
And so to Cambridge with Kings College Chapel peeping over rooftops.