The River Weaver

17 July 2013 // The River Weaver

Words and pictures by Mat Bingham. For the last couple of years there has been a resident pair of Mandarin Ducks on the river. I’m not sure whether they are a truly wild second generation pair or escaped from someones collection. I like to think they are wild. They are certainly very wary of humans […]

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The River Weaver

6 June 2013 // The River Weaver

Words and picture by Mat Bingham. The first dragonflies of the year I find on the river are not true dragonflies but damselflies. Large Red Damselfly followed by Blue Tailed and Banded Demoiselle can be found on sunny days on the bankside vegetation or dancing across the river patrolling their territories. Damselflies are not as […]

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The River Weaver

23 April 2013 // Photography //The River Weaver

Words and picture by Mat Bingham. I have been working away from home quite a bit recently so I have not been able to get down to the river as often as I would like. Saturday morning looked quite promising, clear skies on Friday night were forecast which would mean at this time of the […]

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The River Weaver

21 March 2013 // Photography //The River Weaver

Words and picture by Mat Bingham. Since the start of the New Year I have been watching a pair of Kingfishers on my patch of the River Weaver. The Male and Female who bred last year have managed to survive the winter and have combined their winter territories into one. It is common in breeding […]

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The River Weaver

19 January 2013 // Photography //The River Weaver

Words and picture by Mat Bingham. The photo is of the sluice gates on the River Weaver. I took this last year in January on a very cold morning. The weather had been relatively mild followed by a brief cold spell so I knew I had a good chance of the mists rising on the […]

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