Nothing to see here...



 A free morning, with sunny weather and a trip to the river.
The river Wharfe runs along the boundary between West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire, there are many spots you can visit the river, but here just of the A65 you can park up and go for a little walk.
You can sometimes see many birds on the river or not, but to day was a day for not getting any photos!
First a disturbed a Dipper, which flew of down stream, the children on the other side disturbed a large flock of Lapwings as they were gathering wood out of the field from the last lot of  flooding we've had, later on they would send the Hares scattering as they drove their truck round. Camera not fast enough to focus on a moving Hare.
Black-headed Gulls, Carrion Crows and my first Curlew was spotted, did manage to get a quick shot of the pair of Oystercatchers and Long-tailed tits hiding in the trees
(Blackbird, Great tit, Dunnock, Magpie, Wood pigeon )

I should have worn my boots as it was very muddy, distracted by the young Bullocks ,there was not a wall between me and them, not happy been in the same field, I even mapped out which part of the river I could jump in if they came near me!!! 
My face was leaking due to the cold winds, not going to well.. I decided I had enjoyed seeing the Hares and got back in the car.





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  1. Fantastic, and all those hopeful signs of Spring. A little dashed today (Wednesday).

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    1. Thanks John, it was nice to hear the Curlew calling.
      Amanda xx

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  2. Ha ha ... nothing to see here!

    Great photo's, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed a cuppa when you got back in!


    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, I took myself of to the garden centre and had coffee and cake..
      Amanda xx

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  3. Lovely to see the hares, they're such fantastic animals, one of my early wildlife recollections is watching 2 boxing in a field along Carlton Lane as a child! x

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    1. Thanks Pam, seeing them did make my day, wonderful animal.
      Amanda xx

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  4. You must have a mighty fast camera to get a shot of a running hare! Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks Simon, just followed it with the camera and pressedthe button..
      Amanda xx

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  5. Looks a beautiful, if cold walk!! Lovely images Amanda and wonderful to see the hares you did brilliantly to get photos. I once tried and it was like a speck on the horizon. May go out looking next month though at a place where I've seen them in the past and take the bridge camera.

    Still having trouble here getting out :( OH met friends for lunch today and I was all set to go out somewhere until I saw the rain and having a flat battery on my car hasn't helped matters! :(

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    1. Thanks RR, it was nice to see some new birds and the hares..Sorry you didn't manage to get out, hope you do over the weekend.
      Amanda xx

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  6. Lovely photos! I've had a few nice walks by the Wharfe!

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    1. Thanks Louise, there are many lovely walks along the river..
      Amanda xx

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  7. Great photos Amanda.. love the hares.. well caught :o) xx

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    1. Thanks Julie, nice to get out in the sunshine..
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lovely photos and I love the running hares. They are favourite creatures of mine and it's always a real pleasure to see them. I'd also be thrilled to see a dipper, I haven't seen one for such a long time. I know I'd be a bit distracted by the bullocks too!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, we are quite lucky to have Dippes on most rivers now in Yorkshire, often see one, it's just getting a photo..
      Amanda xx

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  9. That was wonderful and beautiful hunting indeed! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, not much hunting this weekend, blowing a gale and raining today..
      Amanda xx

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  10. Lovely short walk Amanda with a wealth of wildlife to enjoy :-) Wharfedale is a beautiful corner of Yorkshire isn't it and I am so glad you managed to see the Dippers which live in the area. Also good to hear that the Curlews are starting to return :-)

    Hope you are well and kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David,very nice to get out even though it was a short walk, and yes a lovely place to live..
      Amanda xx

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  11. I love your pictures especially those mad March hares. :) I've stayed near the river Wharfe at Appletreewick on the campsite there and remember seeing lots of wildlife including dippers and oyster catchers.

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    1. Thanks Shazza,lovely places to stay, thank you for the kind comments have a lovely weekend..
      Amanda xx

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  12. Great photos and lovely to see a bit of sunshine. :-) Love the hares.

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  13. Looks a lovely place to walk. I'd have loved to see the hares. x

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  14. Great pictures Amanda especially those of the river and the hare. I haven't seen any hares for a long time. You are so lucky to have all these lovely wild creatures practically on your doorstep.

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    1. Thanks Elaine, that's why I love going out with my camera, you never know what you are going to see..
      Amanda xx

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  15. Hello, lovely images from your walk. I would love to see the Lapwings. It is great to finally see and hear signs of spring. The hare is cute!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, hoping the weather stays fine this weekend so I can get out again...
      Amanda xx

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  16. It's interesting how you get birds I associate with the sea there on the moors, like oystercatchers! Lovely photos of nothing, I'd be extremely envious if you actually saw something. :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, hope you are well, something special about a Oystercatcher, as you say I too think they should be next to the sea. Lovely birds.
      Amanda xx

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  17. Wonderful photos Amanda. The way you described your walk is pretty much how I would map out mine - ways to get away :) xx

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