Water lillies in the reach immediately above the former Fletching lock

 

Dense bankside vegetation without shading along the reach

 

Fisherman on the reach

 

Swan, typical of this reach (and not seen in the incised channels of upstream sections of the river)

 

Ox-bow in the water meadows adjacent the river. Water level is the same as river level

 

Ox-bow, swan and cow

 

Bullrushes, another plant not seen in incised channels

 

Typical bankside reeds, giving plenty of cover for birds

 

Waterlogged tributary. In this state only because the river is retained at Fletching Mill

 

Heron on the river bank

 

More abundant bankside vegetation in this wide, slow-moving reach

 

Deer two hundred yards from the river

 

Cattle next to the reach

 

Bull next to ox-bow