North East End of Withy Wood.
Withy Wood to the right and Hoo Wood on the left.
There were at least 40 ducks of various kinds, moorhens and coots swimming happily in this body of water, until one of my generously sized clodhopper caught on a submerged tree stump. I stumbled and the whole menagerie immediately took flight, or ran along the water surface to disappear into the safety of Withy Wood.
Between the two woods is where muntjac deer hangout.
Red Dog is a frequent visitor to that left bank, but he has the same problem as I have: too noisy in the water. When there are 40 plus water birds on a body of water, there are too many pairs of eyes scanning for any unusual movement around the water’s edge.