March 30th 2021
|Lower Lanshaw reservoir|
Another trip up Burley moor did not disappoint, Tuesday was predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far, let me tell you at 8.30 in the morning it was very cold.
At the bottom of the hill I got some new birds for my list on the moor.
On the moor my first Common reed bunting and still plenty of Grouse about, the males displaying their eyebrow frills.
|Common reed bunting|
My sister had come with me today as I thought between us with a map we could find some of the cup marks in the area, turns out we are both bad at reading maps!
At the top, Lanshaw rocks we did find the modern carvings in the stones.
We could hear and see the helicopter in the distance, they were mending the path further over the moor near Ilkley.
Today we had a walk over to High Lanshaw reservoir, this area will be a good place to see wild bog flowers a bit later on in the year.
Sat in the path there was a frog.
|white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)|
|We thought this looked like a giant Turtle|
|Lots of Meadow pipits today|