September 8th – The main watercourse through Redditch, the River Arrow is highly variable in character, depending on the season and the weather. What can be, at the height of a wet winter, a raging angry torrent, is today little more than a limpid, sleepy brook. this summer has been so dry that even the rains of the last few days haven’t changed it’s state much. I don’t see many kingfishers here at the moment, which is unusual. I don’t think the Arrow is supporting much in the way of fish right now, limiting the feeding potential.
I’m sure the river will have plenty of opportunity to recover over the coming winter months.