Friday, 8 August 2014

Reed bed fanatic .....

I like reed beds, the colour and texture of Phragmites, Reed-mace ( Bulrush ) and Teasels in all lighting conditions throughout the four seasons whether it be early morning, mid-day or evening light.  They are living places adopting a mantle for the moment.

Reed beds are so atmospheric, add some mist or a heavy dew, maybe a strong wind and the  '' feel '' of them changes, sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically. 

Add to this all of the seasonal inhabitants, Warblers, Buntings, squealing Water Rails, Moorhens and squabbling Coots.  Cuckoos watch the comings and goings of potential hosts for their eggs - a Hobby Hawk could be hunting Dragonflies.

All is well with the world on such days. 


                             The horizontal lines are cobwebs blowing in the wind rather than scratches

                                                                        A heavy dew

                                                        Sunset over the reed beds

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with you John I'm often torn between reedbed or woods as a favourite habitat. I personally like the cracking type sound a reedbed makes as the sun warms it up, definately a mystical/magical habitat