Tuesday, 21 May 2019

New place new finds



I parked in the car park at Stainburn Forest and went for a wonder over the moors, there are many paths and tracks to follow.




Past the Sheep on the moors, here I got to watch 

Skylarks, Curlew, Swallows, Pied-wagtail, Lapwing,

Skylark

Skylark





Such a beautiful place.

On the water we had...
Oystercatchers, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Shell duck, Black headed-gull, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe.
In the field there were Pheasants and a Reed Bunting singing in a bush. 









Reed Bunting
Pignut/ wildflower

Red Clover










As its owned by the Water Board you can not get too close so I would recommend taking binoculars (note to self)




The building was teaming with House Martins nest building, they were flying down to the run of water to collect nesting material, mainly damp moss.  I sat and watched them flying round and under the bridge.





In the wooded area there was,

Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Blackbird a Red Kite flew over.






Chaffinch

Blue Bells




Rabbit 



Stork'-bill
On the way back spotted this flower

Stork'-bill, Erodium cicutarium




                   Changing Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis discolor)


There were so many Grasses, Rushes and Sedges, I would like to go back soon and record these as well as some more of the wild flowers. I had forgotten my glasses too!

13 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place to walk and get away from it all :) Super photos and I love all the sheep :) It must have been lovely to watch the house martins collecting nesting material and I spy some Canada Geese goslings :) You do find some great places to visit.

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    1. Thanks Caroline for the lovely comment, it was lovely and only 30 minutes from home. In the past it was somewhere I would not think to go. So much more to see, would be interesting to se what winter birds come in. There is another small reservoir near by hope to find that one next time.

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  2. Your photos of all the lovely things you saw on your walk are wonderful. Love the skylark and reed bunting also the sheep and the little rabbit. It looks like a special place:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie, I love finding places like this were not many people go, you can't see the reservoir from the road so easily missed by many.i will be going back.

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  3. Another beautiful place, it looks like you had it to yourself too!

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    1. Thanks Pam, just saw one chap walking his dog. Another place you would like plenty of wild life. I think they are owl boxes out on the moor so going to pop up one evening and see if there is anything about. Definitely need to take binoculars as I suspect there was more birds on the water I missed.

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  4. Oh, that is an awesome place! Thanks for taking us along on your adventures!

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    1. Thanks Beth it was a smashing place, looking forward to seeing what else is there.

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  5. Amanda what a lovely place and it looks really good with all the blue sky you had that day. Oddly I went over to Bolton Abbey on Tuesday 21st. We get tired of trying to get round Harrogate going up the A59 and I had tried a route that took me along Broad Dubb Lane and past the Car Park for Stainburn Forest. I thought I must see if I could plan a walk there, I think you have done all the work for me, it looks Great!

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    1. This is a beautiful walk, you can park of the road side neer the gate if you don't want to walk down the road from the Stainburn car park. Binoculars are a must as you can't get to close to the water, but to sit and watch the House Martin's is wonderful. At the end of the road follow the foot path(marked) up past a farm, here there is another footpath, but not sure where it go. But if you follow the road it brings you to Pennypot lane. There and back is just short of 5 miles. I do hope you get to go.

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  6. Hello, what a beautiful place. I enjoyed the lovely scenery, sheep and the birds. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. What a beautiful place and so much to see. Great photos.

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  8. What an amazing place.
    Beautiful collection of photographs, and I enjoyed seeing each and every one. You certainly enjoyed good weather too :)

    A lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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