Monday, 2 May 2016



IMG_3919With plenty of walks in this area we head off across the locks and onto Startops end reservoir which is one of 4 reservoirs near Marsworth. Tring reservoirs is the name for a group of four reservoirs close to Tring on the border Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. The purpose for their existence was to feed the Grand Union Canal.The four reservoirs are: Startops End, Marsworth, Tringford and Wilstone. These reservoirs adjoin each other, separated only by paths and roads; the fourth, Wilstone Reservoir, is a short distance to the west, close to the village of Wilstone.The reservoirs are a 106.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

IMG_3922As you can see the canal on the right in the picture passes Startops end reservoir.

IMG_3925It was then into the Hide for a spot of bird watching. What was interesting here was not the birds but what was written above my head. I never saw it at the time ,but it says from A W “Will you have my Babies”.H P replies “Yes I will love you baby….. Carolyn thought it was really sweet ,and I thought Silly sods  !

IMG_3934We were lucky to see this bird hunting on the banks of Startops. I think its a Kestrel,but please correct me if I’m wrong. We watched him for a good 10 minutes but unfortunatly he didn’t catch anything.

IMG_3961Meanwhile back on Inca and having a cuppa after our walk we heard a right commotion going on outside. Four Male ducks were trying to mate with one Female. It went on for over twenty minutes and how the female survived I will never know as she spent more time underneath the water than she did above it.

IMG_3979A little later we had this new family swim by. We counted 14 ducklings, lets just hope most of them survive.

Fellow blogger Sue of nb No Problem is selling her boat as she and hubby Vic have a new wide beam being built and it will soon be ready. Hit the link below to see the advert. Well worth a look if you are thinking about buying a well looked after and cared for boat.


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