Old Wolverton Blog Posts

Introducing the Patch - Millennium Bridge

Introducing the Patch - Millennium Bridge The Millennium Bridge was built around the start of the 21st century (as far as I remember it was finished a bit later than originally scheduled) and links up national Cycle route 6 as it crosses the river...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Jul 4, 2016

Introducing the Patch - Grand Union Canal

Introducing the Patch - Grand Union Canal The Grand Union Canal almost completely chops my patch in half, so it often features on my blog posts if for nothing other than the journey I take passing underneath and through the cattle creep of the Iron...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 3, 2016

Introducing the Patch - Old Lock

Introducing the Patch - Old Lock Overgrown with a mix of large trees, mixed elder and Blackthorn, tall grasses, Teasels and no end of scrubby weeds, bordered by the Grand Union Canal high to the East and open grass fields and hedgerows to the West...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 3, 2016

September Wanderings

September Wanderings - Spotted Flycatchers always welcome Although I still hope to post more walks this month I have become a little lax at writing my blog posts, so I thought I'd post a quick round up of my last two wanders around the patch (they...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Sep 30, 2015

Long-tailed Tits and Flycatchers

Grey Heron in flight Exciting migrants are dropping in all over the country, from exciting American flycatchers in Kent (Acadian Flycatcher) to Eastern Warblers on Shetland (Thick-billed warbler), rare thrushes on the Isles of Scilly (Grey Cheeked...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Sep 24, 2015

House Martins and Swallows

House Martins and Swallows (well these are just HM) As many of you will know (UK readers at least) we are experiencing, here, what is often known as an Indian summer at the moment (although being the UK that could change pretty quickly), so althoug...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Sep 11, 2015

Red Kites and Dunlin

After missing out on three great local birds on the patch over the last few weeks - 2 Little Tern, 3 Avocet and 1 Wood Sandpiper -  (damn you work!) and having today off I headed out to Manor Farm to see what goodies were out there waiting for me. ...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 27, 2015

Shockingly Cold Surprises

Old Bridge - Manor Farm, Milton Keynes Today started out like any other overcast,  dull, winters day, and as I headed out onto the patch, with only my macro lens on the camera (an action I later came to regret a long lens and high ISO would have se...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Jan 21, 2015

First Walk around Manor Farm in November

First Walk around Manor Farm in November No sooner had the calendar flipped over to November and the weather changed, there has been a distinct drop in temperature the last couple of days and today, although still, felt much more autumnal on my wal...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Nov 3, 2014

Pastures Old

Manor Farm, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes I think I have mentioned it a few times before, but the area this blog is about Manor Farm, in Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes is not a new patch for me in fact it is an area I used to call my patch many years...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Oct 30, 2014

Photo of the Week #19

Harlequin Ladybirds - Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes Photo of the week #19 is a set of three Harlequin Ladybirds, the competition was stiff between this and my shieldbug on a leaf image both from post In Search of Autumn. I hope you like the simpl...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Oct 28, 2014

Long Planned Walk

Migrant Hawker, Manor Farm, Milton Keynes When Toby decided he wanted to stay for the week we planned well in advance that him and I would have a long walk today, just the two of us (it's been nice spending some one on one time with him, something w...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Sep 5, 2014

An Evening Stroll

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar  I managed a short evening stroll today (Saturday) with my youngest boy (middle child) Toby, we decided to go out and see what, if any owls we could spot on a short walk to the river along to the old water mill and back ho...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Aug 15, 2014

Our First Walk on the New Patch

Meadow Brown - Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes Having spent all week moving house (although I was working the day of the actual move so missed the heavy lifting - many thanks go to Callum's Removals) unpacking boxes and generally getting things sorted...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Aug 14, 2014

Views From an Urban Lake is Moving

Before you start thinking you have to remember (or bookmark) a new link, the URL will remain the same but the location the blog comes from will no longer be Lodge Lake and surrounding area in Milton Keynes (although there may well still be posts on t...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Aug 4, 2014
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