Tuesday, 22 March 2016

On this day in March 2016

Park


White Crocuses 





Leaf  skeleton


Robin, Wood pigeon,
Queen bee, Larch flower

Yeadon Tarn



Black-headed gull, Common gull


Common reed bunting

Lichen and Moss

Canada geese, Willow catkins , Black-headed gull, Male and female pheasant,
Colt's-foot flower



Burley roundabout



Sleeping lamb




Dog's Mercury (plant),
 lesser celandine (plant)
Brown-lipped Snail, Cowslip (plant)



Blackthorn blossom, Hazel catkins

Curlew

Hope you have enjoyed a photo trip round the places I like to visit.


30 comments:

  1. Ooooo, so pretty! I opened up your blog and a little shiver crossed over me at the beauty of your photos and observations!

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    1. Thanks PP, what a lovely comment, it's good to get out and record what you can see in one day.
      Amanda xx

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  2. Looks like it was a good day Amanda with plenty to see and photograph :-) The ever growing variety of wildflowers in the countryside is wonderful to see isn't it, though I haven't managed to find any cowslips yet. Loved the Curlew too, they are definitely amongst my favourite birds :-)

    Kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David, did make the most of my day off !, wild planting on grass verge, roundabout will be covered in Cowslips. So nice to see the Curlews back.
      Amanda xx

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  3. Lovely shots. The skeletal leaf is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Simon, skeleton leaves are amazing, should have brought some home, must remember next time.
      Amanda xx

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  4. You certainly made the best of your day out Amanda - wonderful selection of wildlife and photos. Love all the lichens and mosses and the skeleton leaf photo :) Not seen any cowslips round here yet.

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    1. Thanks RR, trees at the tarn had all lichen samples on them, was looking out for larval cases I had seen mentioned on Twitter, but no luck.
      Cowslips just coming through on Menston roundabout, looks like it will be covered when they are all out. Saw my first Bee fly here last year.
      Amanda xx

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  5. Lovely signs of Spring Amanda, great shots of the Curlew.

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    1. Thank Roy, they are as long way of so hard to get a good photo, Curlews have been coming back to this very same field for years, so it was nice to see them even if there was only two..
      Amanda xx

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  6. Well, I'd just made a cup of tea ... and then I looked at your blog post ... and had a thoroughly enjoyable few minutes admiring all your lovely photo's.

    I enjoyed my visit, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan for such a lovely comment, glad you liked the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  7. There are some wonderful images in your photos and collages. I love the white crocus and the reed bunting and the curlew, I love to see and hear them. I have been taking photos of dog's mercury and what I think is wood anenome today:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, for the kind comments, I to have struggled with Wild flower ID, have got out if the habit over the winter, need to go through some of my books.
      Amanda xx

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  8. Lots of wonderful things to see and take great photos of. The crocuses are very pretty aren't they. xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, for the kind comments, white crocus have to be my favourite colour.
      Amanda xx

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  9. The leaf skeleton is beautiful and I love the lichens and the moss. I've started to see more queen bees at last over the past few days and I would love to come across a curlew here! It is interesting to see what is coming out near you, I've seen plenty of lesser celandine but no cowslips.

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    1. Thanks Wendy for the lovely comment, things are moving on slowly but it's still cold and the plants need a few sunny days to come on, same for the bees. Think they would like some warmer days..
      Amanda xx

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  10. Yes, I agree about the leaf skeleton, Amanda: it really captured my eye. We have owls hooting nearby, which is great, but hardly anything IMHO beats the sound of a Curlew's call. I love your spring collages ... and the lambs! Our male and female Woodpecker have been busy at the feeder, so I'm hoping there will be young!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, have been listening out for owls too as we do get them resting in the trees or on the Flats across from our house. Sometimes Starting have you on thinking you've heard a Curlew !
      That would be great if you get Woodpeckers nesting.
      Amanda xx

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  11. Hello, I love the sweet lamb. The flowers are gorgeous and the birds are always great. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Eileen for the lovely comment, happy Easter to you too
      Amanda xx

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  12. Isn't it great to have so many lovely places on your doorstep! x

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    1. Thanks Pam, need to make the most of the place and it's all free..
      Amanda xx

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  13. Beautiful photos! Happy Easter to you. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda for leaving a comment..
      Amanda xx

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  14. Great photos, so many interesting things when you just open your eyes. Lovely place. xx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, have fallen in love with this place, have spent the day going through old photos and listed what I have seen here over the years, more than I realise..
      Amanda xx

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  15. They are all lovely photos but the ones showing the landscape....ah! Amazing! I feel as if I have been there!

    I found this site by accident today, googling shepherd needle and am so happy to have had a visit here!

    Wendy
    (Bahamas)

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    1. Hi Wendy, so nice you poped by, and glad you liked the photos. Please have a look anytime.
      Amanda xx

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