We spent the weekend at Bollington, mainly so we could attend the ‘Love Bollington artisan market’. The weather was mixed but good enough for some pleasant cruising and walking. Mooring at the Householes Lane, where the NCCC have made a very attractive area, meant we were able to watch the wildlife strutting it’s stuff.
Ducklings and goslings aplenty but sadly whilst growing in size, reducing in numbers. There are a number of hungry Pterodactyls picking them off. Ok they aren’t really pterodactyls they’re Herons, but oh boy are they vicious and what’s more they hunt in packs.
We watched in amazement as three herons flew low under the Bridge and attacked the mummy duck while another one picked up a duckling with its beak. They made several fly pasts but only got one chick this time. Nature in the raw is both beautiful and heartbreaking. We also saw a mink checking out the delicacies but disappeared when it saw us.