There was a small party of partridges scratching about searching for a cold lunch. They quickly vanished when they saw us. It is magic the way they do that! One minute they are there then they sit down and disappear! The buzzard couldn't perform the same trick ... it sat on a pylon enjoying the sunshine in full view.
We turned left and followed the path across a few more fields before joining the Linear Walk .... the route of the old railway line. This is a popular Bingham nature trail which is wonderful for butterflies in warmer weather! The railway closed in the 1960s: the tracks have long gone and volunteers manage the site.
There was a Goldcrest in the tree next to us so we got great views of it but no photos as it didn't sit still for long enough! The reed buntings did pose but I just selfishly enjoyed the sight and didn't bother with the camera!
I spent some time quietly waiting to see if an otter would put in an appearance but no such luck ... they are frequenting this river apparently, just not today.
We walked for a couple of hours before retracing our path to get home before dusk.