I came across this Pheasant today and was impressed by the fantastic markings on its back. What a shame they're only released into the countryside so that someone can blast them out of the sky!
I decided to take a look at the River Dour at the Kearnsey Abbey "Waterfall", where Grey Wagtails are often present and Kingfishers occasionally visit. As I approached a Grey Wagtail called and flew off up the river and unfortunately didn't return while I was there. I'll be back to capture his picture.
Water is a great challenge to the photographer, should you try and stop the movement and get the stream sharp or allow the movement, lose the detail but gain a dynamic impression. I remember a really good book of wildlife photographer, Heather Angel, called "How to Photograph Water". After my feeble efforts I need to read it again. Sadly what was most noticeable were the plastic bottles and bags which destroy the atmosphere but say much about our treatment of our environment.