More of the same,
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Walk to Lindrick DaleGoogle map. Round the pond, up to Cinderhill via Shireoaks Woodlands (tip), across to Brancliffe Farm, Moses Seat and Lindrick Dale then round back down the canal via Fan Field Farm and Thorpe and Turnerwood locks. Had the obligatory ice cream cornet at Turnerwood; I must photograph one sometime.
I’m rarely certain of identification of chiffchaffs, they’re so similar to willow warblers, but this one I heard giving its characteristic “tchiff tchaff” call.
Ramsons (that’s not a plural – one plant is called ramsons) are beginning to bloom under the trees – there’s carpets of white in some places. Insects generally love them.
At Brancliffe Farm a horse chestnut tree is covered with beautiful candles.
The small white is one of the commonest butterflies around but rarely settles for long enough to photograph.
Panorama (14 pics) taken from the edge of the wood, Moses’ Seat, to the North of the farm. (I do like clouds!)
I like this picture!
The canadas were shepherding their brood around the bywash. I was rather taken with my title “back pack jack” for the girl cycling down to Cinderhill with her dog.
There’s loads of white dead nettles, archangels, around but yellow aren’t so common.
Sparrows are cute, no?
No idea what the weird plant is, the spike was over six inches long.
The pheasant and rabbit were in the rugby field below Morse Lock.
Our local kestrel was hanging about. At first over the pond and then low in the trees around the field between rugby field and caravan park.
Just up to Deep Lock and back down to the shops.
Sparrows are around all he time.
Narrowboat Aitch left his fenders down and got stuck in Deep Lock – first I’ve seen jammed there.
Another of the large broods around.
→ deep → town
Thought the gimpy tufted duck had vanished but no! 🙂
There’s rarely a cormorant on the pond – this one didn’t stay long.
Walking up the canal I snapped the hen pheasant in the paddock over the cut.
Robins are photogenic – this one was quite distant.
Coming back down, the hen pheasant was on the towpath but flew back across the canal as I approached.
Thrushes have a quite distinctive ‘liquid’ song.
The Kestrel was over the pond.
To Shireoaks Woodlands and back.
The dunnock on the fence post is my most viewed picture on Flickr at some 4800. No idea why!