I can normally guarantee at least some altercation with the pampered pooch brigade, but today these were all on leads and well behaved!
The naughty boys and girls from the community payback scheme were out in force.
I have to say, that if I had been naughty, then this scheme would be right up my street - meet at a leisurely time, pick up a black sack and a litter picker, walk around the country park, chat as you go with other naughty people, occasionally pick up a piece of litter, return to the cafe, have a cup of tea and some cake and then repeat the process! I really would not be naughty again!
Daventry Country Park is very overgrown with vegetation making it almost impossible to see the water and shoreline for most of its perimeter. The small pool at the Daventry end was impossible to get to or view. Clearing this vegetation would perhaps be a better task for the naughty ones?
As for the birds and wildlife - not a lot really and nothing remotely exciting! It was a "why did I bother carrying the camera" day!
Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Starling; Wren; Jackdaw; Goldfinch; Robin; Song Thrush; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Blackcap; Coot; House Martin; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Common Tern; Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Moorhen; Green Woodpecker; House Sparrow; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Great Tit; Mallard; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Pheasant; Swift; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Sand Martin; Mountain Gorilla; Swallow; Kestrel; LBB Gull; Pied Wagtail; Reed Bunting; Dunnock.