River Avon - Alveston Weir

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River Avon - Alveston Weir

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Re: RIVER AVON (Alveston Weir)

Post by danielcb12 »

I think we encountered the psychopathic swan just before the weir yesterday. Before this, we also passed a very aggressive Canadian goose! as we unknowingly paddled past it's nest, he and his mate were sat up on the outside of the nearby meander (keeping lookout upstream and downstream) hidden in the grass, very sneaky. The first we saw of them was when they flew done and one landed within a meter of me and the other landed where the nest must be. The one that landed by me started flapping it's wings and trying to go for me, kept back by my paddle and splashing. It was quite scary, I haven't experienced anything like that before, I know it's breeding season. Not sure what one would do to avoid this sort of attack! If anyone is going this way, the part of the river was very close to Hatton rock, do be ready for a fight if your passing. Would be interesting to hear if anybody else has encountered these birds. The swan was a bit further ahead, nearer the weir, the minute it saw us it charged at us! But we backed off and it was ok.

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Re: RIVER AVON (Alveston Weir)

Post by Amdean »

Enjoyed a paddle to the weir at the weekend, forty 'minutes ?? Now against that flow !!
Treat the birdlife with respect; don't go near nests, stay away from overgrown banks and give them a wide berth. Best to pass them on their rear side rather than be in their face.

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