Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Saturday 22 November

The two fungi photos on the same log, which is Sycamore, I am useless on fungi and not had them ID.

 A new one for me, I would have thought this a Mallard but it is a female Shoveler Duck, slightly smaller than the mallard.

It was very busy and never stopped - it was sifting the water all the time

Take Care

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday 19 November

The Heron seems to have moved back down the river, pickings must be drying up at the fish ladder

 This part of the River Yarrow seems to be a favourite spot, we often see him here

to be honest I can't tell the female/male so I will stick to Harry Heron

Take Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tuesday 18 November

Grand morning and lots of photos, so I have picked a few today

 View from the 2nd Bridge of the river Yarrow

Misty Big Lodge
 Well used Tern Rafts

 Another misty view

 Crow trying to keep warm

 Another still flowering, Fox-and-cubs - Pilosella aurantiaca
Female Mallard

 Male Mallard

 Sunny Brow Sunrise

I love these little Tufted Ducks this is the male

The look always makes me smile

Take Care

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday 17 November

Mild, damp morning with just enough sun to show the beauty of Autumn.

 Gulls making use of the Tern Raft, until the feisty Terns come again next year and reclaim it.
 This is the time of reflection, not only of the trees in the water but our selves

 to sit quietly and reflect on all things

 I find I sit reflecting on things past, looking back more & more, when young I looked forward, strange how we change as we age.

 I call this no2 bridge in the park, I love to look what is growing from the walls and banks

This White Dead Nettle - Lamium album will flower as long as possible - is there only me that grows this now

Take Care

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday 16 November

 As we walked down Sunny Brow the mist was hiding the Valley

 Looking toward Duxbury

 and Drybones

 Path beside the Top Lodge

 Swans at the far side of the Big Lodge

 We have been spotted through the mist

 Full speed ahead for breakfast

 When the mist is down everything is so quiet and seems peaceful

Take Care