Wharfedale Wildlife.

A few days away camping in the Yorkshire Dales is always an excuse to record the local wildlife pictorially. Here are a few snapshots of some of the local plants and birdlife I spied along the banks of the river Wharfe between Burnsall and Bolton Abbey. Along with a few additions. 🙂

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Female Pheasant.
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Bluebells.
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Larry the Lamb. 😉
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Goosander.
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Grey Wagtail.
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Water Aven.
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Bunny’s. There were loads of these little guys.
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Hello There !
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Robin.
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Yellow Poppies.
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Greylag Geese Family. 🙂
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A lovely plaque to commemorate a swimmer, who died so young. It can be found along the river between Appletreewick and Howgill.
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Amongst the Ramsons aka Wild Garlic.
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Male Pheasant.
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Common Sandpiper.
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A fragrant garden escape called Dame’s Violet, I think.
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Lapwing. 🙂
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Another lamb amongst the Bluebells.
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Mandarin Duck.

There was of course wildlife that I didn’t manage to photograph. Stridd Wood at Bolton Abbey is home to Black Caps and Pied Flycatchers. We saw Dippers and even spied the turquoise gleam of a Kingfisher. Every morning we were woke  by a rousing Dawn Chorus that included the calls of curlews and a cuckoo. 🙂 There is nothing so beautiful than the English Countryside. Even if a few nights under canvas is a lot noisier than you would imagine! 🙂

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