I’m usually writing positive, upbeat stories about Blackheath, so this is pretty sad.
What a ghastly mess the pond at Soldiers’ Memorial Park is. We have had plenty of rain recently, but the level keeps dropping every day. Is it leaking?
I suspect the wood ducks are saying a little prayer.
Two domestic ducks were dumped here recently and are showing what they think of their new home;
Even on a cold winter day the pond stinks! No wonder the resident cormorant looks so annoyed. Imagine what the smell will be like when the weather warms up.
There are more old tyres on show than ducks. The cormorant once sat here fishing, but no more and who can blame him?
It’s school holidays soon, so I doubt we can expect any improvement before then (sorry kids). But let’s hope it will be looking better by spring. I should give the final glare of annoyance to the cormorant. Neither he nor the duck want to venture in.