As I walked beside the Lima River at Ponte a Serraglio I noticed a dark shadow in the water on the edge of the river.
On closer inspection I discovered a school of tiny fish, most likely trout.
I don’t suppose many of them will reach maturity, but it is encouraging to see them in the river.
The weather has been a bit ordinary for the last few days. It is raining and cool…to be expected at this time of the year.
Autumn leaves are floating down the river, along with our resident ducks.
Despite the weather canoeists were out on the river too.
The little weir at Ponte a Serraglio is the end of the line for canoeists. There wasn’t much water flowing over it on Sunday but they all made it safely.
There is always something interesting happening on the river.
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I saw this gorgeous creature standing quietly and elegantly by the water at Ponte a Serraglio waiting for breakfast to pass by.
She was showing a complete lack of interest, but I’m sure if she had seen movement in the water she would have swooped quickly onto the unsuspecting fish.
After a while she moved away, perhaps she wasn’t hungry after all.
There is a heron nesting in a tree high above my house at Ponte a Serraglio. I wonder if it is this one. If so, she doesn’t have far to fly for breakfast.