You have to give it to Aiden, 12 hour night shift and one of his worst ever, bed for 5 hours and then he got up and accompanied me for a ride down to Sandwell Valley along the canal. It lifted his spirits and no wonder - what a stunning day, warm, sunny and the canal looking at its best.
Walking along the Canal in Rushall, we saw these lovely ponies grazing with new foals. Notice how the foal and mare in the fore ground have almost the same marking as the foal and mare in the background.
Spotted these Swans and their brood of four cygnets at Daw End canal near the Manor Arms pub Rushall. Further on a Coot fed two of its four chicks, the Coot is the one with the white beak, the Moorhen is the one with the red beak and is smaller.