Consumed in the rain filling ditches; autumnal leaves run to ever larger pools, slowly wheeling in clogging circles.
Turning roach cruising the margins, lifting water lightly in their wake. Then dropping deep, releasing mud trapped bubbles.
Static Grey Heron against dancing reedbeds. Darting dagger; returning to sentry. Intense stillness, ready to stab again.
Gliding otter traversing waterways. Cutting the surface in its effortless wake. Patrolling its territory dawn through to dawn.
Cetti's Warbler blasts out its presence. Skulking brown job working the brambles, moving its line and shouting again.
Mallard 'wild duck', panicked by the unseen. Unapproachable and weary; no duck pond 'bread fed' cousin this.
Elvers to eels, twenty years in the making. Sargasso to here and destined return. The inevitable, driven, lifelong journey...