Thursday, 23 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016- Day 23

Today we visited the nearby Peak Wildlife Park

We saw lots of lovely animals and birds but the highlight was seeing the Otterbecause last time we were there he didn't come out to say hello.

Apparently he is being watched carefully because his mate has recently died and he could get quite lonely.  They hope to give him time to get over the loss and then introduce a new one but it has to be timed so that they will accept each other.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016 - Day 22

A Walk along the Canal

Today we visited Cromford in Derbyshire where we met some friends for lunch.

After visiting Scarthin books where I took the photo below from their upstairs window across the mill pond.

 After lunch we wandered along the Canal towpath

 It was great to be in the fresh air

 not a raindrop in sight

Plenty of bees though.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016 - Day 21

Not very many wild things today and what I spotted was in and around the garden.

The magpies have been chittering away all day and flying down into the garden in twos and threes. They are quite handsome birds.

I managed to take a few photos through the upstairs windows.

One for sorrow

 Two for Joy

The skies were so blue today

 Two starlings were preening at the top of a tree

The clouds were so very beautiful and kept changing shape as we watched them.

 It was great to see the thrush back in the garden.

Monday, 20 June 2016

30 Days Wild 206 - Day 20

Not many wild moments today I'm

But the squirrels have been quite funny to watch

Geting up to all sorts of tricks

and costing us a fortune in bird food

So cute though!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016 - Day19

We spent the morning and early afternoon at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire.

Below are a few of the things I spotted.

 Moorhen chick

 Grasses by the water, above and below

 Gold Fish in the moat

 Damsel fly on the grass

 Sparrows on the tables and chairs

Looking for food

 Mallard Ducklings by our feet

also looking for food.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016 Day 18

Spotted these little fungi that had appeared over night in the damp lawn.

Also whilst clearing up the debris from around the pond I spotted a tiny frog so obviously at least one of our tadpoles survived.

Friday, 17 June 2016

30 Days Wild 2016 Day 17

Whilst clearing up the garden after yesterday's flooding we found two smooth newts hiding amongst the scattered pebbles.

They were cold and still and took time to warm up

 Once they became more active it was time to return them to the pond.

 After a few seconds they decided it was time to swim away.