I found another hidden gem in Glasgow a week or so ago.
Between Great Western Road and Gartnavel Hospital in the Kelvinside area of Glasgow is Bingham’s Pond.
The pond was created on the sire of coal and brick pits in the 1880s. A few years later a boathouse was built. In the late 1950s, the eastern section was sold off and filled in. The Stakis Pond Hotel and a petrol station was built on the site. The remaining part was acquired by Glasgow City Corporation.
The pond is home to wildlife, mainly water birds, including swans, ducks and coots. At the time if the visit Cygnets and Coot chicks were observed.
Around the pond and on the islands, created to encourage wild birds in 2003, reeds and bulrushes grow.