Sunday, 30 March 2014

The walk in my week....

This little area is alive with birds and in the summer this tree will form a green canopy over the stream
Today I saw Robins, Chaffinches, Pied Wagtails

And a cat stuck up a tree !

It will be interesting to see these fields in a few weeks and see what has started to grow !

This stone is all that remains of one of the old farm buildings

I wonder what stories it could tell. !


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Floating on a flood plain...

The nature reserve of Brockholes in central Lancashire floats dramatically on the the remains of a flood plain on what was once a huge quarrying site.

The achingly beautiful visitor complex floats ethereally on the water and is reminiscent of an ancient
 Anglo-Saxon settlement.

Not too many birds around today. 

Just this
mallard and its mate and a friendly Canada goose.

And a few swans basking in the Spring sunshine

The rushes and the grasses were blowing in the wind