Wow! We have now had two days of sunshine in a row, in fact today there is hardly a cloud in the sky: after two months of rain and flooding it must now be summer. With the weather far too good to stay in, even with a dodgy ankle I took a walk along the [...]
Archive for July, 2007
Finally, the sunshine came out, so I had to get out. However, I badly twisted my ankle a few days ago so walking was out of the question, therefore I decided to go back to Flamborough Head to just sit and watch the seabirds. On arrival a stiff northerly breeze was creating quite a swell [...]
They seek him here They seek him there Those Frenches seek him everywhere Is he in Heaven? Or is he in Hell? That demned illusive Pimpernel. Odds fish m’dear!
Yesterday I suddenly realised that I hadn’t seen any seabirds this year and as Flamborough is just 40 minutes away I drove there whilst the weather was acceptable. I didn’t see anything unexpected but it was nice to watch large numbers of Kittiwakes, Gannets, Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots go about their business. Lots of Gannets [...]
With another huge fried breakfast inside me I headed uphill from Boot village towards Blea Tarn. The by now customary Yellowhammers, Willow Warblers, Wrens and Chaffinches were joined by plenty of Robins, including a number of juveniles, and a family party of Great Tits. Once upon the ridgetop a Raven flew over doing its best [...]
After a large cooked breakfast I headed up Eskedale through some beautiful, mossy woodland – immediately, a Spotted Flycatcher showed itself, perching on a fence post. On closer inspection there was a whole family of Spotted Flycatchers, noisly flitting about with the young begging for food. The flycatchers were just part of a feeding flock [...]
I decided to go to the Lake District National Park for a few days, despite the weather forecast being for rather poor weather. The national park took me about 3 hours to get to, but the journey took another hour as I was heading for the western lakes, probably the most spectacular part. I headed [...]