Sunday, 19 April 2015

Cute , cuddle and one stray chicken...



The sunshine called for a trip out with the camera on Saturday, even though there was a chill in the air and winter coat still had to be worn.Took the short drive down to Chevin park and had a wonder round the grounds of the old Asylum now a housing estate. On the pond in the shadows of the reeds was a baby Moorhen, so cute was it's little wings sticking out while it was having a clean.



Chaffinch and Chiffchaff's were singing away, sadly no Bullfinch, there numbers have fallen once they started changing the estate. Top field still nothing much to be fond, but did watch a great tit gathering sheep wool of the Hawthorn trees to line it's nest.


There just happen to be some sheep in the field !
asking for their photo to be taken.....





White wild flowers that totally confuse me every year.



Sunday was a little over cast, but another trip was on the cards as hubby had told me about some Alpacas in a field down in Otley...
taking my life into my hand I managed to get some photos, I now want one to go with my sheep !











They are soooo cute...

While out perches of wild seeds were bought and how could I resist some sheep socks.




Happy hunting

Amanda xxx

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful images of the Alpaca Amanda.

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    1. Thanks Roy, a little bigger than a Butterfly to photograph :)
      Amanda xx

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  2. Loved the photos of the alpaca - so much personality! x

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    1. Thanks Julie, would be a great pet..
      Amanda xx

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  3. Sad to read about the decline in Bullfinches at the estate. I remember about a decade ago some people near to our home decided to remove all their beautiful cherry trees to build a swimming people of all things, with the result that the local Bullfinch population crashed. Thankfully they have now recovered but it took quite a few years.

    Alpacas are certainly hard to dislike :-)

    Kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David great to hear from you, haven't seen any at the park this year as well but there were plenty of Blackcap's singing at the park to day...
      Amanda xx

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  4. Super photos. What a cute little Moorhen and great shot of that Sheep pulling a tongue, very nice.

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    1. Thanks Ian, Moorhen's little wings so cute aren't they, the sheep were liking a block, then liking their lips afterwards, just had to wait for them to stick their tong out...
      Amanda xx

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  5. Lovely collection of photos!

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    1. Thanks Louise, glad you like them..
      Amanda xx

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  6. Well done Amanda on some lovely pictures - love the tit collecting wool, love the alpacas - such cute faces - love the baby moorhen with its tiny wings, love the sheep with its tongue out too - and I wonder what breed of hen that is it looks very exotic. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Elaine glad you "loved" them all, don't know what hen it is and trying to find some one to name the sheep..
      Amanda xx

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  7. Some very saucy Alpacas there. "Ooooh Amanda" they are saying!

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    1. Thanks Simon, they were more likely saying "Don't get you self run over you silly woman" as I was hanging onto a fence next to a main road !!
      Amanda xx

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  8. Those alpacas have such delightful faces! We saw our first Bullfinch in our garden when we did the Big Garden Watch in January. We have lived in our house for twelve years. They have become regular visitors now which is fantastic, they are such beautiful birds.

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    1. Thanks Sustainable mum, how wonderful to get them in your garden, beautiful bright bird..
      Amanda xx

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  9. Yes, the animals do appear to be begging to have their pictures taken. Tee hee. That first photo of the housing estate is lovely!

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    1. Thanks PP, it has become a very nice little village, very large amount of land was used to house the Asylum back in the day..
      Amanda xx

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  10. You always take amazing photos. Love the ones of the birds. The sheep and alpacas have such cute/amusing expressions.

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    1. Thanks Linda, the Great tit is going to have a cosy nest full of sheep's wool...
      Amanda xx

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  11. It is sad when a species declines due to mans interference. I do see bullfinch in the garden, due to the fact I have planted a mini orchard. If only we could all plant one small tree in our gardens. can you imagine the difference it would make?

    Love alpaca their expressions are amazing. I am sure they would talk to us if they could :)
    We have them in the field opposite our home.....grandchildren love them.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, even though I do have a small garden I do have quite a few trees, Sparrows like using them to hide from the Sparrow Hawk when it comes a calling..

      If we had alpacas next to the house I would be out all day, you must take some photos...
      Amanda xx

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  12. I am going to call you the sheep and alpaca whisperer from now on :o) xx

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    1. Thanks CT, anyone walking by would have heard me talking away to them, mind you I was talking to a butterfly to day!!
      Amanda xx

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  13. Great photos and I love the alpacas - they are just SO cute :) Sad to hear about the bullfinch decline :( We get very occasional visits here in the garden but only once or twice a year.

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    1. Thanks RR, had a look, have never recorded one in the garden, we get a odd pair at the park Jan/Feb time but not this year..had no Siskins this year either... loving taking photos of other animals I find, even though they are domestic..
      Amanda xx

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  14. The alpacas pull the most amazing faces !

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    1. Thanks HS, they do have a lovely face, big tedys on legs...
      Amanda xx

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  15. Do alpacas remind you of ostriches? They do me.

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    1. Thanks Lucy, it's those big eyes...
      Amanda xx

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  16. I just came by again as I had a thought about those little white flowers... could they be wavy bittercress?

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    1. Thanks Louise, if it is wavy bittercress, I have not recorded it before, will go take some more photos..
      Amanda xx

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  17. Love the sheep with its tongue sticking out! Alpacas are cute, but nowhere near as cute as the baby moorhen, of course! ;-) Like your sheepy socks. :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I keep showing the little moorhen to people and saying how cute it's little wings are, still having fun watching the sheep, at least they do not fly of like most things I'm trying to photograph..!
      Amanda xx

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