There was a lot of bird activity along Riverside Walk this morning but I captured very little of it on camera, I just couldn't get the light and shutter speed right to avoid blurred pictures. At one point a pair of blackbirds on the path were very reluctant to stop their territorial dispute as I walked towards them, allowing me to get within a couple of feet before they separated and hopped off in opposite directions.
It's a dull and humid day. This is a shot of part of the canopy I walk under most of the way along Riverside Walk.
I seem to be noticing layers of things recently. On Monday it was the vigorous plant growth near Totnes Bridge, this morning it was the horizontal lines of a tree branch, fence, pipework and the railway bridge.
At this time of year there are lots of young birds about that have not yet learned to be fearful and wary. As I looked over the river this blackbird hopped from behind me to within less than a pace in front, cocked a quizzical eye at me, then went about his business. I would not have been surprised it he'd hopped onto my boot.
Today has started not very bright but still beautiful, a bit like our swans which have once again failed to hatch any cygnets. The nest has been deserted for a couple of days now and I don't know if they'll try again.
This plant is known as woodbine or honeysuckle, as well as a couple of other names. This particular example is next to the railway.