Wild Walks

Photographs l have taken capturing moments and beautiful scenery alike around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas in Kent and added to nature and inspiration quotes and accompanied with music.

Sandwich, Kent
I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
The woodlands are home to many species of flora also such as primroses, celandine, dog rose, oak, ash, wild cherry, elm, field maple, wild privet, marsh marigold, marshmallow, meadowsweet, black bush, yellow iris and many other exciting plants of interest.

The lake and the waterways in the Reserve are sustained by a sluice gate connected to the River Stour. The waters further feed and play host to a diverse range of wildlife, including species such as sticklebacks, pond skaters, diving beetles, frogs and toads, newts, kingfishers, moorhens, bats, rats, shrews, weasels, stoats, foxes, hedgehogs, moles, water voles, grass snakes, mallard, tufted, pochard and shoveler ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, grey squirrels, parakeets and others including many butterfly species too.

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Photos Taken August 2021
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Joy

Willow Herb – The Guestling Stream, Gazen Salts Nature reserve
Mallard Duck – Drake – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

“Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.”

Gene Hackman.  

Mallard Duck – Drake – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

 “Ducks are one of the smallest types of waterfowl…often the most colorful.”

Stephen Savage.

Mallard Ducks – Drake and Hen in the rain – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

 “I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it…”

George Foreman.

European Starlings feeding in back garden

Once i spoke the language of the flowers,Once i undrestand each word the caterpillar said,Once i smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings.

Shel Silverstein

Juvenile Seagull looking for peanuts in back garden.

Seagulls, as you know, never falter, never stall. To stall in the air is for them disgrace and it is dishonor.

Richard Bach

Mallard Duck – Hen – Resting on a log – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

A writer without a pen would be like a duck without water!


Mallard Ducks – Hen and Drake resting – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

James Whitcomb Riley

Grey Squirrel – foraging … and posing for the shot – The Millwall, Sandwich, Kent

In nature everything is valuable, everything has its place. The rose, the daisy, the lark, the squirrel, each is different but beautiful. Each has its own expression. Each flower its’ own fragrance. Each bird its’ own song. So you too have your own unique melody.

Diane Dreher

Mallard Ducks – Hen – Lazing in the reeds – The Ropewalk, Sandwich, Kent

 “Not humans, but birds often witness the most beautiful mornings in this world!”

Mehmet Murat İldan.

Grey Squirrel hiding in foliage

A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!

Sarah Jessica Parker

Hybrid ducks – Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

I’ve always had a duck personality. Calm above water, feet going crazy below.

K. Flay

Hemp Agrimony – Gazen Salts Nature reserve

“We need nature more than nature needs us. It should be looked upon with awe and humility.”

Sadruddin Aga Khan

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