Bank Holiday, warm weather and flowers..
Sunday was a very wet day for this young Sparrow to fledge, first one in the garden, they are nesting just above the guttering along the roof on most peoples houses on this street.
You can still see it's yellow gape , there was only one to day but there has been a lot of fussing going on...
Monday was warm with light winds, so a trip up onto Yeadon Banks was in order to go see the Bluebells in the wood.
On the way more Cuckoo flowers were found and blankets of daisies and Dandelions.
Even from a distance you could see the blue of the flowers on the wood floor.
Other woodland flowers were growing amongst the Bluebells.
and Red dead nettle providing a slash of colour.
The day was so nice another trip was on the cards, I had planed to go to Golden Acre Park, I hoping to get some photos of Butterflies, just before the turning for the park I could see all the cars parked along the road. This meant the car park was full and there was going to be a lot of people there, so took the decision to go to Eccup instead.
It was quit busy here too and had to park some distance away, so made the most of it and looked for flowers in the grass verge.
This is Crosswort, beautiful lime green plant yellow flower, part of the bedstraw family.
The Yellowhammer is quite at home amongst these hedges and flowers, this one was sat on the golf course.
Amongst all the green grass and Yellow flowers there was this one Wallflower (I think)
not sure how it got here or even if it's wild?
Along the edges of the fields more Horsetail was spotted , but this one looked a little different, more yellow than green.
The birds were a bit quiet to day, mid afternoon is not the best time to be looking, one or two insects were spotted and good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell were dancing round the field edges.
No sheep to day but there was evidence of them been in this field.
Chaffinch, Robin and Swallow , the swallow will be going on my birds list for this year.
Purple Honesty was found to day and no white.
This is the second time I've gone back here to look for the Tree Sparrows, there was a small group on the edge of the farm here, still no luck to day. The numbers of House Sparrows is growing, so I wonder if they have pushed them out.
all having a bath in the dusty road.
On this lane there is a tree which is home to a Little Owl, did see it to day but the only photo I got was it hiding behind some branches before it flew off.
All the paths round here are lined with Hawthorn hedges and what else is growing amongst them, great for the birds but not for the photographer.
In one of the hedges there was a pink blossom, looks a little like Apple, not had the chance to find out yet what it is.. very pretty.
What a lovely day....