Visiting Arnside & Leighton Moss

Visiting Arnside & Leighton Moss The last time we had been at Arnside together was in August 2020, and we managed to make it back there in Spring of this year. It’s only now in September that I have had chance to get this blog post sorted. A little bit overdue Arnside really is a […]

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Swallows nesting and feeding

Swallows nesting and feeding The last time I posted pictures of swallows was after we had taken a walk down the River Weaver and see them at the Vale Royal locks. Just a few days ago my wife caught sight of swallows swooping to and from a nest high up the side of a local […]

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Black headed gull – it’s not a seagull

Black headed gull – it’s not a seagull Probably the easiest way to identify the difference between a gull and a seagull is simply to look at its size. Seagulls are normally much bigger than gulls and the beak of a seagull is a little curved.The gulls beak is actually more pointed than that of […]

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Lots of activity in the garden

Lots of activity in the garden It’s that time of the year when there is lots of activity in the garden from the new baby birds, and it’s that time of year for them to leave their nests and start to make their own way in the world. In the last few weeks our garden […]

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Jay – picture post from Scotland

Jay – picture post from Scotland I posted previously about a recent trip to Scotland when we spent time in St Catherines in Argyll and Bute on the Cowal peninsular. We stayed in a quiet and fairly isolated cottage, nestled in an area of protected forest and close to the shore of Loch Fyne. This […]

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Woodpecker – picture post from Scotland

Woodpecker – picture post from Scotland I posted previously about a recent trip to Scotland when we spent time in St Catherines in Argyll and Bute on the Cowal peninsular. We stayed in a quiet and fairly isolated cottage, nestled in an area of protected forest and close to the shore of Loch Fyne. This […]

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Red squirrels picture post from Scotland

Red squirrels picture post from Scotland I posted previously about a recent trip to Scotland and some time spent in St Catherines in Argyll and Bute. We stayed in a pretty isolated cottage nestled in an area of protected forest and close to the shore of Loch Fyne. We had stayed there back in September […]

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Visit Scotland – Argyll and Bute

Visit Scotland – Argyll and Bute This blog post follows a visit to Scotland and the Cowal peninsular in Argyll and Bute. It wasn’t so long ago that I posted here after a stay in Scotland last year in Argyll and Bute (see this link for September post) We enjoyed ourselves so much and found […]

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Reddish Vale Country Park – January

Reddish Vale Country Park – January We took another very decent walk earlier in the week down to one of local haunts – Reddish Vale Country Park. All in all we walked about six miles or so on what was a pretty typical January day – so pretty cold but lovely and bright. The park […]

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Reddish Vale – a December walk

Robin red breast

Reddish Vale – a December walk Reddish Vale Country Park – a December walk. There’s never a bad time of year to have a wander around Reddish Vale county park and a crisp December morning was no exception.  I was there for around 9:30am or so and was a little surprised at how quiet it […]

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