Alrewas memorial & Croxall Nature reserve

Thought I would share My day with you all at the above mentioned places. As soon as we walked in I spotted this bird,unsure what it is,but a very nice bird.


Walking along there is some very pretty scenary.


Spotted the usual crowd of butterflies & chaffinch’s


We finished our walk around Croxall and headed for Alrewas memorial.
there are many pretty trees and statues here.

Spotted Mrs swan nesting on an island!

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Was surprised to see a badger and a mole!!


They make sure there is plenty of rest places to take in the view.


All in all a very pleasant day out with my daughter,and great weather to boot!
Hope you liked this tour around a local beauty spot!!

Comments

19 Apr, 2011
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aster said:

I'm glad you enjoyed your day out with your daughter :)
Thank you for showing this,I for one am ashamed to say I don't recall ever hearing of this place. I had to look it up !
What a beautiful setting,with acres of space for your own contemplation,so peaceful.
Many thanks Rob :)

19 Apr, 2011
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robashfield said:

It was a pleasure aster,left out the pics of cormorants and shelducks,but with so much to see.....

19 Apr, 2011
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davehowle said:

Looks like a Sedge Warbler to me Rob. The National Memorial is really maturing now. Well worth a visit but very moving!

19 Apr, 2011
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davehowle said:

Looks like a Sedge Warbler to me Rob. The National Memorial is really maturing now. Well worth a visit but very moving!

20 Apr, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Thanks for this Rob it looks a wonderful location was aware of the arboretum memorial but not the nature reserve and really cant think of anything better than to be surrounded by nature in a final resting place.

It must surely add to the sense of tranquillity many will have paid the ultimate sacrifice for and enhance the time for reflection upon the things we take for granted that were only achieved through their selfless acts.

20 Apr, 2011
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robashfield said:

Yes it is BB.When you get down to the River Tame,and sit by the banks,on a chair donated by someones relations who have given the ultimate sacrifice,it does sink in how very lucky we are.I am ashamed to say,that although I knew of the place and live 15mins away from it,It was Alan who I met there,before christmas,that made me realise what a great place it is.I would never have thought of going there to take pictures of birds,let alone anything else.
It really is worth the visit if ever in the area.

20 Apr, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Often the way Rob there are places local to us that didnt realise were such a grand day out.So easy to get to thinking can go anytime and then dont lol in truth tend to spend time dodging tourists and their caravans so anywhere quiet is a wonderful haven.

22 Apr, 2011
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jane said:

Wonderful setting for remembrance Rob....all surrounded by wildlife.Very moving tributes to the many who lost their lives...thank you for sharing with us all.

22 Apr, 2011
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robashfield said:

It was a pleasure Jane......

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