Short trip to Pontypool Park to see how the Dippers are doing. Most are already well on their way and so are the Grey Wagtails by the looks of the full breeding plumage. Walking this river brings back a lot of memories as a child fishing. The smell of the river is very unique, not unpleasant but not exactly pleasant either: I can imagine it smells a hell of a lot better than it used to though! 

As you can see in the photographs, I experimented a little with slow shutter speeds as I intend on getting a close up, full frame slow shutter shot this year of a Dipper. It's not easy as you need to time it right when the bird is completely still, otherwise you'll get movement in the bird that creates motion blur.