Pigeon post – a few words about the woodpigeon

Pigeon Post – a few words about the woodpigeon The woodpigeon with its small head, bulging chest and broad wings is the biggest and the most common pigeon in the UK. It’s estimated there are around 5.4 million breeding pairs here. For the most part the body is grey although there are white patches on […]

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Instagram update rainy city and motorbikes

INSTAGRAM UPDATE – RAINY CITY PHOTO BLOG You can find and follow my accompanying instagram page for this Rainy City Photo blog here: rainycityphotos INSTAGRAM UPDATE – MOTORBIKES BLOG I also blog about my motorbikes trips and travels at www:motorbikes.blog. I have recently set up a separate Instagram page to accompany the motorbikes blog. You […]

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Welsh Harlequin ducks – an unexpected siting (updated post)

An unexpected sighting Talk about everyday being a school day … we were pleasantly surprised the a few weeks back whilst out walking along a stretch of one of our local canals, (the Macclesfield Canal near High Lane Stockport)  when we spotted a number of ducks that were new to us.  It turned out they […]

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The beautiful mandarin duck – picture post

The beautiful mandarin duck There is no doubt about it, the male mandarin duck has some of the most colourful and distinctive looks of any bird you might see on the canals, rivers, lakes and ponds. It’s beautiful, unmistakable and made the title of this blog post almost write itself – The beautiful mandarin duck […]

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The majestic white swan – picture post

One of the most majestic of birds There are probably few people who would disagree that the swan really is a majestic looking bird. And there must be few who wouldn’t think it’s good news that the swan population in the UK has increased in recent years, an increase due in part to better protection […]

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Manchester city centre on the road out of lockdown

About this blog post With just over a week to go before the next stage of lockdown restrictions are eased and shops and non essential retailers begin to open their doors, my wife and I decided that we would take a morning drive into central Manchester to take a look around before the crowds return. […]

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Walking on the Longdendale Trail

Walking on the Longdendale Trail The Longdendale Trail is located in the Peak District and within easy access of Glossop and Hadfield. For the most part the trail is flat and easily accessible. The views are superb and it’s a route that is well worth doing if you havent been that way before. I’m not […]

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Bitterly cold walking over Hobson Moor

Walking on the moor We took a walk yesterday in a location that we hadn’t been to before – it was Hobson Moor (Tameside) and which can be found on the Ordinance Explorer Map (OL1 Peak District). The actual location for our walk was only a short drive from home of about 15 minutes or […]

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Picture post – visit to Reddish Vale Country Park

Picture Post I have made plenty of posts on here that have featured our visits to the Reddish Vale Country Park. Rather than write even more words about the location, this is simply a picture post and as such is a small collection of pictures from our most recent visit – hence the name Picture […]

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