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Great Crested Grebe caught a fish

Went out for a long walk today from Aldermaston Wharf to the lakes (former gravel pits) at Woolhampton in some nice late Indian Summer sunshine. Mainly to gain some experience with a new lens for my camera I received on Friday. Among other birds spotted a Great Crested Grebe catching fish in the late afternoon light:

Monkey Marsh turf-sided lock

During a short walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal in Thatcham (where I also took the pictures of the tree in the evening light) I also passed a quite interesting lock. It is one of only two of this kind remaining, a turf-sided lock. It’s called Monkey Marsh Lock. Here are a few pictures of it in the September evening sun:

Most of the locks on the canal have been replaced with stone or brick sided locks, like the one I live close to.